Target missed for cutting deaths from drug abuse
The government has missed its target on cutting deaths from drug abuse, according to figures published yesterday.
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 31 August 2006, page 9
Fears that database could put children ar risk from paedophiles
A computer system designed to protect children could place them at risk from paedophiles, it emerged yesterday.
Experts will warn the government next month that its proposed children’s index – which will hold details of the 12 million children in Britain – may place children at risk because it is so huge. Up to 400,000 people including social workers and teachers will be able to access the register.
Source:- The Sun, Thursday 31 August, page 31
Viewing violent pornography to be outlawed
People who view sexually violent images could be jailed for up to three years, the Home Office has announced.
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 31 August 2006, page 4
Scandal of foreign hols child abuse
Convicted child sex ffenders are exploiting rules allowing them to travel abroad for three days without notifying the police to abuse children abroad, it has emerged.
Anti-child sex abuse campaign group ECPAT UK called for notification of all foreign travel by child sex offenders to be mandatory.
Source:- Daily Mirror, Thursday 31 August 2006, page 8
Record number in jails raises fear of violence
Warning from officers as inmate total hits a new high
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 31 August 2006, page 16
Permit scheme to cut flow of east Europeans
Ministers want specific skills test for Bulgarian and Romanian workers
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 31 August 2006, page 1
Name the gangs and I’ll nail ’em
The assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan police has asked the Sun to help him identify groups of young people involved in crime and antisocial beahviour.
Tim Godwin pledged that his officers would target crime areas identified by Sun readers.
Source:- The Sun, Thursday 31 August, page 6
No social care news today.