Care applications surge leaves shortage of guardians, minister admits
Hundreds of vulnerable children are going through care proceedings without a dedicated legal guardian because of a surge in casework, the government has admitted.
Working class children ‘let down’ by education system
Children from working class backgrounds are being left behind by the British education system because they are not properly prepared to win places at university, according to one of the most wide-ranging reports ever conducted into the schools system.
Judge accused of using racial slur against gypsies
A judge has been accused of using a ‘racial slur’ against gypsies while sentencing a conman, who he said had ‘gypped’ a student out of money.
Girl, seven, ‘starved by mother was so thin she looked like a concentration camp victim’
A mother accused of starving her seven-year-old daughter to death said ‘It’s upstairs’ when ambulance men arrived at her home after she had dialled 999 to say the child had no heartbeat, a court heard today.