Children still being treated on adult psychiatric wards
Hundreds of mentally ill children and teenagers are being treated on adult psychiatric wards in defiance of a government promise to halt the practice.
Couple get £8,000 after ‘misguided’ abuse claims saw baby taken into care
European court rules no right of appeal meant Oldham couple’s human rights were breached by local authority
Career criminals escape jail sentences
Thousands of criminals who have already served more than ten jail sentences are being given community punishments when they offend again.
Tories pledge to make UK the most ‘family-friendly’ place to work
Shadow women’s minister promises greater scope for flexible working and action on pay inequality.
New website lets charity donors check how money is spent
Donors will be able to check who runs charities and how they spend donations on a new online register being launched today.
New technology holds the key to supporting people with learning disabilities, says charity
Many of the 1.5 million people with learning disabilities in the UK are being denied a voice in how their care is personalised, a charity claimed today.
Ray of hope
The Tories say community organisations can best deliver improvements – and the Sunlight trust is considered a model. But can its success be replicated?
Iris recognition for prisoners to deter drug abuses
Prisoners are having the iris patterns in their eyes or their fingerprints recorded as part of a security initiative aimed at tackling drug dealing and preventing overdoses in jail.
Safe as houses
When it was introduced almost 30 years ago, Right to Buy was hailed as ‘one of the most important social revolutions of the century’.
Uncomfortable truths about sofa-surfing
Teenagers can benefit from hearing about the experiences of people who have been homeless
In a supporting role
After raising eyebrows in the party for favouring Polly Toynbee over Winston Churchill, Greg Clark, Tory spokesman for the voluntary sector tells Alison Benjamin why it should play more of a part in delivering public services