News round up: Social service chiefs sent back to school

Social Service chiefs sent back to school in Baby P shake-up

Social service chiefs are to be put through a new retraining programme amid fears that weaknesses in council management are risking more cases like that of Baby P.

Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

Child services to be retrained in hidden family risks after Baby P review

All children’s services chiefs will be sent for compulsory training in the realities of frontline social work under plans to drive up standards in child protection to be announced today.

Read more on this story in The Times

Action urged on child protection

Children in many parts of England are not getting adequate protection against abuse, the government will admit today after an inquiry into child safeguarding services following the Baby P tragedy.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

Spectacular IT failure’ costs taxpayer millions

A Ministry of Justice IT project that is three years overdue and double its original cost has been condemned as a “masterclass” of sloppy Government management.

Read more on this story in The Times

Legacy of decline in pit areas still lingers

The economic performance of Britain’s former coal-mining regions has slipped even further behind the rest of the UK in the past decade – despite millions of pounds spent attempting to revive them following the bitter year-long miners’ strike.

Read more on this story in The Financial Times

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