Knife Britain – Government condemned for hospital-visits plan
Plans to force knife-carrying youngsters to face victims of stabbings have been attacked as “piecemeal” and “ill-thought through” today.
Youth violence: Tactics against gangs fatally flawed – report
The government’s drive to curb street gangs and knife crime is challenged today by research suggesting official tactics are fundamentally misinformed, frequently failing, and sometimes actively strengthen the gangs they target.
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Teens who only feel safe when carrying a knife
The truth about the knife crime epidemic sweeping Britain is revealed by the Mirror today.
Our reporters took to the streets in four major cities and discovered almost half of the youths they spoke to had experience of carrying knives.
Send jobless youths on national service, says Britain’s new knife crime tsar
Jobless teenagers should be sent on ‘national service’, says Britain’s new knife crime tsar.
The non- military programme could include helping vulnerable people and overseas aid work.
Teachers win right to frisk pupils for drink, drugs and cigarettes
Teachers will be able to frisk pupils for drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and stolen goods in a crackdown on bad behaviour.
Teenage girls report pressure to live up to sexual ideals
Teenage girls feel under increasing pressure from magazines and websites to live up to material and sexual ideals, leaving them vulnerable and unhappy, according to research out today.
GSK executive forced to quit Ofsted
A senior pharmaceutical executive has been forced by the schools inspectorate to resign as a top adviser only one month after he was appointed, in a move likely to damage efforts to bring private expertise to the public sector.