Vulnerable children failed by notification scheme and ‘private fostering’
Thousands of young children are at risk of neglect or abuse because the system set up to protect them in the wake of the death of Victoria Climbié is failing.
Poorest targeted with energy-saving schemes
Ministers are examining a raft of green energy measures, including bringing forward a £2.75bn home insulation programme funded by energy companies, to protect Britain’s poorest from the impact of rising gas and electricity prices.
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GPs demand right to treat refugees
Government plans to deny failed asylum seekers access to free GP care breach medical ethics and could be illegal, according to evidence that the Department of Health has repeatedly refused to publish.
Blind, immobilised, diabetic – but the NHS doesn’t care
New state guidelines on paying for treatment in nursing homes have done little to ease the plight of many sick elderly people.
Crisis is set to worsen as jails run out of cells
Britain’s jails will struggle to cope with a predicted rise in prisoner numbers because the government plans to build far fewer cells than may be needed, The Observer has established.
Citizens Advice funding boost under fire
A £9m ($18m, €11m) government funding boost for the Citizens Advice service has been exposed as a sham, after the organisation warned it would only compensate for cuts to the service implemented last year.
Read more on this story in The Financial TimesHelp for pupils is £1billion flop
A £1BILLION campaign to keep poor 16-year-olds at school resulted in fewer than 400 more staying on, new figures show.
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