Mental health services criticised on tube killing
Mental health services were found yesterday to have failed to assess the risk of discharging a man with a serious personality disorder who carried out a murder on the London Underground.
Source:- The Guardian, Friday 28 July 2006, page 9
Prison population grows
The UK prison population will top 100,000 within five years, according to Home Office projections.
Source:- Daily Mirror, Friday 28 July 2006, page 10
Care home couple reunited
An elderly couple are to be reunited after Cheshire Council reversed its decision to prevent a 91-year-old man going to the same care home as his 90-year-old wife.
Source:- Daily Mirror, Friday 28 July 2006, page 31
Truancy increasing twice as fast at academies
Truancy in academies increased twice as fast as the national average and bad behaviour and bullying are continuing problems, a government-commissioned evaluation of the £5 billion programme found.
Source:- The Independent, Friday 28 July 2006, page 7
Welfare-to-work scheme soars past its jobs target
A pioneering welfare-to-work scheme is proving so successful in getting people off benefit and back into the workplace that yesterday it was decided to up its target for 2010 to 40,000 from 30,000.
Glasgow Welfare to Work Forum has the chance of a slice of £5 million and inclusion in the government’s new Cities Strategy scheme.
It is aimed at allowing local areas to deliver tailormade solutions to getting people back into work rather than being served with rigid diktats from Whitehall.
Source:- The Herald, Friday 28 July 2006
Sweeney victim: ‘Questions still to answer’
The Welsh parents of a three-year-old girl abducted and indecently assaulted by a convicted paedophile said that there were still matters that needed to be addressed after they met with the Attorney General yesterday.
Craig Sweeney, 24, abducted the girl from her home in Cardiff in January.
There was public outcry after he was sentenced to life imprisonment but with the possibility of parole in five years.
Source:- Western Mail, Friday, 28 July 2006