Substance misuse data to be shared
Information about drug and alcohol abusers will be shared by the police, health and social services under new proposals to fight crime and help those most at risk, ministers will announce today.
Source:- The Times, Wednesday 13 September 2006, page 2
Parents will get lessons to cut teen pregnancies
The government will involve parents in trying to prevent their daughters getting pregnant as part of its drive to cut teenage pregnancy.
The strategy also includes increasing sex education and the availability of condoms.
Source:- Daily Mail, Wednesday 13 September 2006, page 16
Plan for wave of closures of NHS services
The NHS is preparing a wave of closures of key hospital departments in the run up to the next general election, according to its new chief executive.
Source:- The Guardian, Wednesday 13 September 2006, page 1
Reid plans mixed economy in criminal justice system
John Reid has drawn up plans to create a “true mixed economy” in the criminal justice system, including putting entire local probation services out for competition.
Source:- The Guardian, Wednesday 13 September 2006, page 6
Street prices plummet as use reaches epidemic levels
The price of drugs has fallen dramatically over the past year according to new research.
The study by 20 cities and towns in the UK has been carried out by charity Drugscope.
Source:- The Independent, Wednesday 13 September 2006, page 2
No social care news today.
One in 10 Welsh ‘felt unloved as children’
More than one in ten adults in Wales felt unloved as children
according to new research.
The NSPCC poll also found that among the 12 per cent who felt unloved 28 per cent suffered depression as a child.
Source:- Western Mail, Wednesday 13 September 2006