Bill tries to make fresh start for child maintenance

Bill tries to make fresh start for child maintenance
The replacement body for the child support agency may charge parents for arranging maintenance payments.
Parents who can’t agree on maintenance payments may have to pay to pass over responsibility for sorting them out to the new body. The new measure is a part of the child support bill published today.
Source: – Guardian, Wednesday, June 6 2007, page 4

Hidden menace
Girls are a growing feature of street gangs. They perpetrate high levels of violence but are often sexually exploited. So why is the government ignoring them?
Source: – Society Guardian, Wednesday, June 6 2007, page 1

What am I to do with myself now?
For almost three decades he looked after his wife as she deteriorated from multiple sclerosis – exemplifying the theme and spirit of this year’s Carers’ Week. Judith Cameron reports on her brother-in-law’s life and loss
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday, June 6 2007, page 3

Voices of experience
The forthcoming spending review is predicted to be the tightest so far but it will raise the debate on the type of care older people want.
Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday, June 6 2007, page 6

Girl, 11, sues CSA for £100,000
A girl of 11 is suing the Child Support Agency for £100,000 for failing to get maintenance from her dad. Alexandra Mainwaring claims the negligence of the discredited Government body has stopped her leading a normal life.
Source:- The Sun, Wednesday 6 June 2007, page 15

Doctor’s leaders seek to slash curbs on NHS abortions
Doctors’ leaders last night called for abortion on demand on the NHS. They want a wholesale revision of the law to slash the restrictions on procedures during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy.
Source:- Daily Mail, Wednesday 6 June 2007, page 2

Extra sport sessions can improve the behaviour of rowdy pupils
Disruptive and struggling pupils can improve their behaviour and results by taking extra sports classes, a study revealed yesterday. Teenagers who did the lunchtime and after-hours activities became calmer at school and showed teachers more respect.
Source:- Daily Mail, Wednesday 6 June 2007, page 25

Welsh News

MPs want more Welsh prisons
More prisons need to be built in Wales as there is currently a shortage, a committee of MPs said today.
The Welsh Affairs Select Committee, which makes the comments in a report, says a new prison needs to be built in North Wales, where there are currently no prisons, and suggests that South Wales make also need another facility.
Source:- icWales, Wednesday June 6 2007

How Welsh parents annoy their teenagers
Welsh parents say get more frustrated with their teenagers about lazing around for long periods or playing computer games than serious issues such as taking drugs.
The Care for the Family online survey also found that coping with their children’s mood swings and untidiness were also big issues for parents.
Source:-icWales, Wednesday June 6 2007

Scottish News

Refugee group says Sweden shows way on deportations
Scotland should adopt a Swedish scheme that places greater emphasis on voluntary returns of failed asylum seekers backed up by giving them better support and information, a leading refugee group has said.
The Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) said alternatives to enforced removals had not been properly explored by the UK immigration service.
Asylum seekers who are due to be removed are often given no information or reassurance about what will happen to them in their home country, the SRC said.
Source: The Herald, Wednesday 6 June 2007

Amnesty for failed asylum-seeker families ruled out under new Executive
The Scottish executive has ruled out an amnesty for failed asylum-seeker families who have settled in Scotland.
With an SNP government, campaigners had hoped “legacy cases”, where families have settled in Scotland for several years and are waiting for the Home Office to resolve their applications, would be allowed to stay.
However, Lesley Irving, the team leader for the Executive’s race, religion and refugee integration team, said this was impossible.
Source: The Scotsman, Wednesday 6 June 2007

Do we need a ‘risk centre’ to keep our children safe?
In a move which recognises growing parental fears for the safety of children, school pupils from Edinburgh and the Lothians are being taught how to deal with dangerous situations and prevent accidents in an “experimental safety centre”.
The Risk Factory, the first purpose-built facility of its kind in Scotland, imports numerous scenarios where youngsters are most likely to spend their time and confront jeopardy.
Rooms replicate the potential perils real life has in store, including a busy streetscape, a construction site, the scene of a house fire, and an electricity substation.
Source: The Scotsman, Wednesday 6 June, 2007


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