Today education secretary Ed Balls will announce that lessons in happiness, wellbeing and good manners are to be introduced in all state secondary schools.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 4 September 2007, page 3
An international alliance of specialists in mental health is launching a campaign today to shift the focus of the world’s attention from disorders of the body to disorders of the mind.
Source:- The Independent, Tuesday 4 September 2007, page 8
A report into the treatment of the youngest child to die in custody called for an urgent review into restraint techniques which allow children to be hit in the face.
Source:- The Independent, Tuesday 4 September 2007, page 4
The Conservatives will announce plans today to allow social housing tenants to gain a 10% stake in their homes so long as they are “well-behaved” for five years, in a bid to improve social mobility.
However, York University professor of housing policy Steve Wilcox warned that the policy may not be successful in enabling tenants to buy property because of the upward trend in house prices.
Source:- The Financial Times Tuesday 4 September 2007 page 2
Claims for pay equality swell tribunal cases
Grievances lodged with employment tribunals rose by 15% last year, with much of the increase due to a 155% increase in equal pay claims, particularly in the NHS and local government.
Source:- The Financial Times Tuesday 4 September 2007 page 3
Parents face £100 fine if banned pupils are found on the street
Parents will face fines of at least £50 if their children are caught outdoors when excluded from school, under powers that come into force this month.
Source:- The Daily Mail Tuesday 4 September 2007 page 17