Abuse claims review

    Abuse claims review

    The Church of England will review all claims of child abuse in an attempt to deal with any cover-ups in the past and send hidden abusers to court.

    Source:- The Times, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 2

    U-turn on sight drug

    Thousands of people at risk from blindness may have access to a sight-saving drug after a U-turn by NICE, the body that decides whether NHS treatments are cost effective.

    Source:- The Times, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 2

    Give councils power to sack police chiefs

    Council leaders should be able to dismiss inadequate police chiefs and NHS bosses, according to the chairman of the Local Government Association.

    Source:- The Times, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 4

    No ball games culture dropped in favour of playing outdoors

    Millions of pounds will be spent on new play and leisure facilities as part of a government plan to reverse the decline in the quality of childhood and make sure that children in England are both seen and heard.

    Source:- The Times, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 6-7

    For the love of Malcolm

    A moving documentary about her husband’s battle with Alzheimer’s has made Barbara Pointon our best-known advocate for improved dementia care.

    Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 21

    Big key to better practice

    Huge ‘Titan’ jails are a good thing, says prisons minister David Hanson. But the critical measure of success for the government’s criminal justice policy, he tells Eric Allison, will be its progress in cutting reoffending rates.

    Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 3

    We don’t like children in this country

    Childhood in Britain is not all gloom and doom, but our ‘nation of workaholics’ must now focus on giving family life the value it deservers, says Hilton Dawson, the chair of the new national parenting academy.

    Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 5

    Truth and reconciliation

    Mediation skills built up during Ulster’s sectarian conflict may defuse tension between Asians and whites in English towns.

    Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 6

    Street credibility

    A year after the Ipswich murders, a project run by former prostitutes is providing lessons on safety in the sex industry.

    Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 7


    Footballer ‘faces death’ after losing asylum case


    A professional footballer faces deportation to Sierra Leone, where he says he will be killed if he returns, after losing his case at an Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

    Source:- Society Guardian, Wednesday 12 December 2007, page 4


     

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