Johnson plans boot camps for troubled teens
Troubled teenagers should be sent to weekend ‘boot camps’ to stop them going off the rails, under plans unveiled by Boris Johnson.
On his first working day as Mayor of London, Mr Johnson revealed plans to set up around 100 weekend courses across the Capital.
End of child poverty is ‘still the aim’, says Purnell
Labour is making the fight against child poverty a central aim because the party feels “outrage” at the waste of lives, unlike the Tories who pay “lip service” to the government’s commitments, a senior cabinet minister said yesterday.
Making it personal
Mike Wardle, chief executive of the General Social Care Council, on how social workers must respond to the increasing trend for individualised services.
Minister seeks more help for dyslexic pupils
The government has ordered a review of how schools should educate the country’s estimated 300,000 dyslexic children, after admitting that many are being left to flounder without tailored teaching.
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Cannabis to be reclassified as Class B drug
Cannabis is expected to be reclassified as a class B drug today as ministers prepare to over-rule their own expert drugs panel.
£2m to Bridgend teen charities
AROUND £2million of National Lottery cash is to be used to help avoid further suicides in tragic Bridgend. The grant will see support groups set up for vulnerable youngsters, with 13,000 people trained in “suicide intervention skills”.
Care worker killed by teenagers’ Wild West shootout, court told
A nursing home worker died instantly when she walked into a “Wild West” style shootout between two 17-year-olds in south-east London, a court heard yesterday.