One million children damaged by violence
Nearly one million children in the UK are emotionally damaged by witnessing violence between their parents or carers, a UN study suggests.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 15 August 2006, page 21
Police want new powers of ‘instant justice’
Police are pressing ministers for radical new powers to dispense instant justice, including the immediate exclusion of “yobs” from town centres at night, and bans on street gangs associating with each other.
Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 15 August 2006, page 1
Age of consent largely ignored
Nearly a third of young people have sexual intercourse before they reach 16 a study suggests.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 15 August 2006, page 2
Prison suspends 14 staff accused of smuggling drugs and phones
Fourteen prison officers were suspended yesterday after a corruption investigation involving the alleged smuggling of mobile phones and drugs into an overcrowded jail.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 15 August 2006, page 4
Deputy head is jailed for sexually exploiting pupils
A deputy head teacher who sexually abused two of his pupils, one as young as 13, has been jailed for five years and three months.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 15 August 2006, page 19
No social care news today.
Track unruly pupils when they leave school
Children with behaviour problems should be monitored once they leave school, according to Wales’ education watchdog.
Estyn, the Welsh schools inspectorate, says the assembly government should collect information about pupils with behavioural problems once they leave education as well as tracking their progress through primary and secondary schools.
Source:- Western Mail, Tuesday 15 August 2006
Extra help needed for teaching staff
Staff who teach the worst behaved children are often those with the worst training on how to manage them, according to the Welsh schools inspectorate.
Susan Lewis, Estyn’s chief inspector of education in Wales, said that local authorities should check on how schools respond to pupils with challenging behaviour so that support services could be provided in the correct places.
Source:- Western Mail, Tuesday, 15 August 2006