Conservatives put moral case for Europe trafficking convention

Conservatives put moral case for Europe trafficking convention
The Conservatives have urged the government to sign up to a European convention on trafficking which would grant extensive residency rights to victims who are illegal immigrants.
Shadow home secretary David Davis said the European convention on action against trafficking would give greater protection to victims and make it easier for European police forces to collaborate against the trade.
Source:- Financial Times, Thursday 4 January 2007, page 4

Son wins back £50,000 for Alzheimer victim’s care
A man has won over £50,000 after claiming his mother, who spent three years in a nursing home after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, was wrongly denied NHS continuing care.
Michael Pearce, who sold his mother Ruby’s house to pay for her care, settled with Torbay Care Trust in Devon after arguing that her needs constituted a primary health need, thus making her eligible for continuing care.
Source:- Daily Telegraph, Thursday 4 January 2007, page 9

Teens’ tot show row
A reality TY show which films inexperienced teenage couples struggling to care for other people’s babies and children has been slammed by experts. In one episode of the show, called the Baby Borrowers, a boy of 10 goes without food for a day after his “mum” aged 16 fails to cook for him.
Source:- The Sun, Thursday 4 January 2007

Scottish news

One complaint every week for children’s social workers
The number of complaints made against Edinburgh’s child care social workers has soared to nearly one a week, according to figures released today.
Source:- The Scotsman, Thursday 4 Jan 2007

Tackling antisocial behaviour
More “acceptable behaviour contracts”, known as ABCs, were issued in Edinburgh than anywhere else in Scotland last year, as police and council chiefs turned to new ways of tackling antisocial behaviour.
Out of the 502 issued across Scotland in 2005/06, a total of 95 were enacted in the capital – a dramatic rise on the previous year, when just three ABCs were used.
Source:- The Scotsman, Thursday 4 Jan 2007

Welsh news

Students meet the commissioner
A group of students have met the Welsh children’s commissioner to discuss problems affecting young people in Wales.
The young people, who are all studying for a foundation degree in childhood studies at Coleg Gwent’s Ebbw Vale campus, met Peter Clark while visiting his office in Swansea.
Source:- Western Mail, Thursday 4 January 2007



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