News round up: Hospitals fail to do checks on injured children

Why are they still in jobs?

Today marks 100 days since the scandal over the death of Baby P — yet the social workers responsible are still in their jobs as a whistleblower warns another tragedy is imminent.

Read more on this story in The Sun

Hospitals fail to do routine checks on injured children despite Baby P

Two thirds of hospitals fail to conduct routine checks on injured children despite warnings after the death of Baby P, The Times has learnt.

A poll of NHS trusts conducted by the Conservative Party suggests that staff at many accident and emergency departments are not able to check whether children are in contact with social services or subject to a child protection plan, even when they have suspicious injuries.

Read more on this story in The Times

Toddler died in fire ‘after mother left her home alone’

A toddler died after a fire broke out in the closed bedroom where she had been left home alone for more than three hours by her mother, a court heard today.

Jodie Ann Brown died from smoke inhalation as a result of the fire, which started in a socket where a television had been plugged in and left on.
Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

Judge bans further reporting on story of 13-year-old father

A High Court judge yesterday banned any further reporting about a 13-year-old boy who allegedly fathered a baby with a 15-year-old.

Read more on this story in The Independent

Crunch hitting youngest and oldest workers hardest

The recession is creating a “lost generation” of young people who may never escape the trap of long-term unemployment, local authority leaders said today.

An investigation by the Local Government Association (LGA) found 38,000 people aged 18 to 24 were made redundant between October and December – about a quarter of the total thrown out of work.

Read more on this story in The Guardian


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