News round up: Baby P report raps officials

Baby P report raps officials

Councils which fail children at risk of abuse should face swift outside intervention, an official report triggered by Baby P’s death will recommend.

Read more on this story in The Sun

Care failings blamed for stabbing spree

An independent inquiry into the treatment of a man with paranoid schizophrenia who randomly stabbed six people, killing one, has condemned the care he had before the attacks and found that a nurse had altered notes relating to his case.

The report, due to be published today, has been passed to the Guardian and catalogues a damning series of failings in the care of Ismail Dogan.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

Actress takes to streets in bid to save care home

She is a Hollywood actress who has twice been nominated for an Oscar and counts the likes of Kate Moss and Robert Carlyle among her friends.

But Samantha Morton has never chosen to disown her traumatic upbringing in Nottingham, where she spent some of her formative years in care.

Read more on this story in The Independent

Third of a million extra offences ‘due to cuts to probation service’

Hundreds of thousands of extra crimes could be committed because of plans to cut the number of officers monitoring dangerous offenders, probation staff have warned.
Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

Women ‘will be warned if partner has history of domestic violence’

Women could be warned if their partner has a history of domestic violence as part of Home Office plans to expose wife beaters.

Police forces could also be given powers to ban offenders from the family home for a fortnight while their partners decide whether to press charges.
Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

Council ‘gambling’ on economcy could cost every family £2,000

Every household could be forced to stump up £2,000 to cover the sum ‘reckless’ councils have placed on the collapsing stock market.
Local authorities are facing a £50billion shortfall in their pension pots after investing taxpayers’ money in shares and hedge funds, including Bernard Madoff’s failed scheme.
Read more on this story in The Daily Mail


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