Problem children targeted at birth
Tough new plans to target babies and young children in problem families were unveiled by Tony Blair yesterday. He said social workers should intervene much earlier to prevent children in “dysfunctional” families turning into problem teenagers.
Source:- The Independent, Friday 1 September 2006, page 8
Fruit juices cut Alzheimer’s risk
Drinking fruit and vegetable juice on a regular basis may significantly reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer’s, a US study claims.
Source:- The Independent, Friday 1 September 2006, page 13
Young people are to be asked how to make the courts more child-friendly.
Source:- The Times, Friday 1 September 2006, page 2
NHS becoming a brand like Nike
Privatisation could turn the NHS into a commercial brand like Nike, one of the country’s top doctors warned yesterday.
Source:- The Guardian, Friday 1 September 2006, page 4
Exclusive: Jack to basics for school kids
Scottish children will sit a new school leaving test on the three Rs under plans being drawn up by Labour.
It comes after first minister Jack McConnell admitted Scotland has a “core problem” with children lacking reading, writing and numeracy skills they need to get a job.
He claimed courses introduced in the last 20 years had lost sight of basic skills in favour of “problem-solving” said McConnell, a former maths teacher.
Source:- The Record, Friday 1 September 2006
No social care news today.