Parents denied ‘Megan’s law’ information on paedophiles
The Home Office backed down yesterday over plans to introduce a US-style “Megan’s law” to deal with child sex offenders living in the community.
Source:- The Times, Wednesday 11 April 2007, page 9
Rachel loses fight over children
A 20-year-old woman has lost her fight to retain custody of three of her half-siblings, whom she has been looking after following the deaths of her father and step-mother, who have been placed with other relatives by a family court.
Source:- Daily Mirror, Wednesday 11 April 2007, page 12
These are the people who know what really happens in public services
Public services blogger special.
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 11 April 2007, page 2
Charities in name only?
Councils have been keen to allow ‘charitable’ trusts to run leisure and culture services, but are some charities in name only?
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 11 April 2007, page 6
One in five excluded pupils is banned for drinking
One in five pupils excluded from schools were barred for drinking, figures have shown, prompting concern from teachers’ leaders about the sponsorship of sporting events by the drinks industry.
NUT general secretary Steve Sinnott said the sponsorship of sport by drinks firms set a bad example for children.
Source:- The Independent, Wednesday 11 April 2007, page 16
A school prize for behaving badly
Difficult and disruptive pupils should be praised and given prizes to encourage them to behave, government guidance said yesterday.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 11 April 2007, page 1
No-dating rules for doctors and nurses
Doctors and nurses may be banned from dating former patients unless the professional contact with them was minimal, under new draft guidelines on sexual behaviour and clinicians.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 11 April 2007, page 2
Man who killed son found dead in cell
A man who killed his six-year-old son by cutting his throat and beating him around the head with a brick was found dead in his prison cell yesterday, having apparently electrocuted himself.
Source:- The Guardian, Wednesday 11 April 2007, page 4
No social care stories today.
Quarter of families now single parent
A quarter of Welsh children are now being brought up in single parent families, new figures reveal today.
Source:- icWales, Wednesday 11 April 2007