More domestic violence courts on way
The government plans to increase the number of domestic violence courts in England and Wales from 28 to more than 50.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 2
Junk culture ‘is poisoning our children’
A combination of junk food, competitive schools and computer games are having a deeply harmful effect on children a group of academics and children’s experts have warned today.
The group, which includes Baroness Greenfield, the director of the Royal Institution, and Dr Penelope Leach, the child care expert, says that children are becoming more depressed due to the range of different pressures and influences they now have to deal with.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 1
Orkney abuse scandal woman sues
A woman who claims her childhood was ruined by social workers who removed her from her family during the Orkney child abuse scandal is to sue the council for damages.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 23
Unions get cash for training equality watchdogs
Trade unions are being given £5m to train equality watchdogs who will look out for discrimination against women in the workplace.
Source:- Daily Mail, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 19
Social workers before birth
Unborn children will get social workers under Labour’s plans to tackle social exclusion.
Source:- Daily Mail, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 4
Polish people sleeping rough
3,000 Poles are sleeping rough in the UK after coming here to find work, according to Polish diplomats.
Source:- Daily Mail, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 6
Drug abuse high in Britain
Britain has the highest levels of serious drug abuse in Europe, according to a United Nations report.
Source:- Daily Mail, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 22
Teen pregnancy rates rise in suburbs
Teenage pregnancy rates are rising fastest in affluent suburbs.
Source: The Times, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 14
Disabled girl faces therat of deportation before surgery
A girl with inherited rickets could be deported to Pakistan with her family before receiving treatment to relive her pain and straighten her spine, campaigners have said. Aqsa Altaf, her brother Sumama, five, who also has the condition, and mother Samina, who came to Britain in part to escape disability discrimination, have exhausted all legal routes for asylum short of judicial review.
Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 13
Counsellor jailed for fleecing client
A counsellor who conned a wealth client into giving her more than £200, 000 received a five year jail sentence yesterday.
Mary McCullagh, 59, of Wrexford, Irish Republic, who practised in Bournemouth, was meant to be helping Nicole Anderson, 40, overcome an alcohol problem.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 12 September 2006, page 11
No social care stories today.
Police propose needle vending machine
The first vending machine dispensing clean needles could be set up outside a police station.
The machine could be put at the back of a station in the North Wales resort of Colwyn Bay.
Source:- Western Mail, Tuesday 12 September 2006