News round-up: Care home workers go unchecked, police warn


    Care home workers go unchecked, police warn
    Tens of thousands of migrants are working with vulnerable elderly people in care homes without undergoing full criminal record checks.

    Read more on this story in The Times today

    Mother of dead children is taken to mental unit
    A Sri Lankan mother suspected of stabbing two of her children to death and critically wounding her baby girl was lonely and depressed by her life in Britain, her relatives said yesterday.

    Read more on this story in The Times today

    Tougher sex-crime register after Jersey abuse case
    A far-reaching register for sex offenders – much wider in scope than that in England and Wales – is to be set up on Jersey after alleged abuse at a former children’s home.

    Read more on this story in The Times today

    Man charged with sex offences in Haut de la Garenne case
    A 45-year-old man is due to appear in court in Jersey this morning, charged with sex offences against boys at the Haut de la Garenne children’s home.

    Read more on this story in The Times today

    Prison crowding delays domestic violence plan
    New measures to protect victims of domestic violence have been put on hold because prisons are so overcrowded, it was claimed last night.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph today

    Cannabis increases risk of psychosis in teens
    Teenage cannabis users are more likely to suffer psychotic symptoms and have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia in later life, research has found.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph today

    Social workers said we were too middle-class and too white to adopt
    Children are routinely denied loving parents and a home because of politically correct policies that prevent the placement of black or mixed-race babies with white couples.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Mail today

    Parents, police powers and ID targeted in new crackdown on teenage binge drinkers
    Parents are to be advised at what age they should let their children drink alcohol at home, under government plans to be announced today to tackle youth binge drinking.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian today

    Prisoners ‘spend too long in cells’
    Official claims that prisoners spend 10 hours a day out of their cells on weekdays are inflated, according to research by the chief inspector of prisons.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian today

    Hostility to immigrants ‘is holding UK back’
    Widespread public hostility to immigration threatens to undermine efforts to attract the skilled foreign workers crucial to Britain’s future prosperity, the Government is warned today.

    Read more on this story in The Independent today

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