Outcry over gag on Baby P report
Ministers face demands for a change in the law after declaring that the detailed report into Haringey Council’s handling of the Baby P case cannot be made public.
Haringey care orders fell before baby died
The number of proceedings issued by Haringey council to take children into care fell significantly in the months before Baby P’s death.
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Hate campaign to out Baby P’s mother and boyfriend grows in posters, texts and chat rooms
A growing hate campaign to out Baby P’s mother and her sadistic boyfriend has seen them named on internet sites, through text messages and now in posters.
Welfare to work ‘could increase hardship’
A senior government advisor warned tough new measures to get the jobless into work or face benefit cuts could leave people worse off, it was reported today.
Public sector shortfall highest since 1994
UK public finances are on course to record the largest deficits since the 1970s with government debt also poised to surge as the credit crisis takes its toll on government revenues and slows the growth of the cash economy to a crawl.
Credit unions set to help run Social Fund
Credit unions and other organisations are to be allowed to run the government’s Social Fund, the £680m ($1m) pot of money that provides lifeline loans and some grants to benefit claimants.