News round up: Call to scrap youth rehabilitation scheme

Youth rehabilitation scheme not helping offenders, says study

A government programme that is supposed to help rehabilitate the worst youth offenders should be scrapped as nine out of 10 people who go on it reoffend, a new study will say tomorrow.

The Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme (ISSP) covers criminals aged between 10 and 17 who have committed offences so serious that they would be jailed for up to 14 years if they were adults
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Brown: I will cut spending

Gordon Brown is to issue a list of specific spending cuts before the general election in an attempt to convince voters that Labour will reduce the soaring deficit in public finances.

Read more on this story in The Independent

Children with learning disabilities lose out as LSC ends contract with college

When the LSC suddenly ended its contract with Coleg Elidyr, a specialist college, many children with learning disabilities were left without a place.

Read more on this story in The Guardian


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