Titan jails to have overcrowding built into design, admits ministry
The new generation of titan “superprisons” are being designed to be overcrowded from the start, the Justice Ministry admitted yesterday.
Mother facing jail for abandoning toddler
A 22-year-old mother who left her two-year-old son alone in a flooded kitchen while she spent a weekend with her boyfriend was yesterday found guilty of child cruelty.
Long-hours culture is returning, warns TUC
The harsh economic climate is forcing many more employees to work excessive hours, research for the Trades Union Congress revealed yesterday.
Time taken to shut child abuse sites criticised
Child protection experts have called for greater efforts to patrol child abuse websites after a study revealed that it takes a month on average to take them down from the internet.
Health and safety rules make children bland says head
Schools terrified of being sued are in danger of creating a generation of bland and anodyne children, an independent school head gave warning yesterday.
Suicide websites and internet chatrooms could be closed down
Websites that encourage people to commit suicide could be shut down under changes to the law, it was disclosed today.
Disabled man ‘murdered by carer for inheritance’
A disabled man was murdered in his bed by his former care worker so she could obtain a £60,000 inheritance, a court was told.
Death by postcode: Baby killed after social workers lost touch with parents after they moved house
A baby girl on the ‘at risk’ register was shaken to death by her violent father after he evaded social services monitoring by moving two miles to a different local authority area.