100 murdered by criminals on probation
Offenders on probation have been convicted of over one hundred murders in the past two years, official figures published yesterday show.
Other crimes committed by criminals on probation included 106 rapes and 32 attempted murders.
Source:- The Times, Wednesday 6 December 2006, page 14
School or training plan for all under-18s
Moves to compel teenagers to stay on in school or training until 18 have been set in train by the government.
Source:- The Guardian, Wednesday 6 December 2006, page 5
‘Right to die’ case back in court
A woman in a persistent vegetative state who is at the centre of a high court right to die case has failed to respond to a drug which is said to have woken up some conscious patients.
Source:- The Guardian, Wednesday 6 December 2006, page 4
The plight of carers
Millions of people in the UK are caring for family members with little or no support from the authorities – and the numbers are likely to escalate.
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 6 December 2006, page 1
Interview with chief social care inspector
Interview with Paul Snell, the new chief inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection.
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 6 December 2006, page 5
Forced marriage project
Focus on Karman Nirvana, project dealing with fallout from forced marriages, and its new network for survivors.
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 6 December 2006, page 7
Schools at the heart of Brown’s PBR plans
New investment for schools will be at the centre of Gordon Brown’s pre-Budget report which is due to be unveiled this afternoon.
The plan will reflect the priority set to be given to education in next year’s comprehensive spending review.
Source:- Financial Times, Wednesday 6 December 2006, page 1
Foster children numbers to be limited
Foster parents will be limited to looking after a maximum of three foster children at a time to ensure each receives adequate care under plans being published today by ministers.
At present, Scotland is the only part of the UK without an upper limit, leading to councils pressuring parents to take on ever more children.
Households of eight foster children are not unknown.
The proposals will also give added recognition to the work done by grandparents and other family members looking after children, known officially as “kinship care”.
Source:- The Herald, Wednesday 6 December 2006
Executive ‘airbrushed’ criticisms from report on youth crime report
Researchers at Stirling University that provided an independent report to ministers on youth court pilot schemes say criticisms of the service were omitted from reports.
The researchers said complaints from young offenders were being omitted from successive executive progress reports, but the policy was being publicly praised.
Stirling received a ££330,000 commission from the executive three years ago to conduct an evaluation into the flagship youth courts in Hamilton and Airdrie.
Source:- The Scotsman, Wednesday 6 December 2006
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