News round up: ‘Child abuse images easily accessible on web’

Child abuse images still easily accessible on the internet, warn charities

Child abuse images are still easily accessible on the internet and the Government is failing to resolve the issue, according to the NSPCC, Barnardo’s and The Children’s Society.
Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

GPs failing people with eating disorders, says charity

GPs are failing to help people suffering from eating disorders, a charity claimed today.

Many thought their GP was not up to date on eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and some believed he or she did not take them seriously.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

Tory plan would see police grounding antisocial teenagers

Police and magistrates should have the power to “ground” antisocial teenagers, the shadow home secretary will announce today.

The curfew would confine children and young people to their homes, except to attend school, and could last for up to a month.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

Brown told to put £6bn into social housing

A new group chaired by Gordon Brown’s former housing adviser will warn the prime minister on Monday that he must spend billions over two years to tackle the ever more desperate shortage of social housing.

The 2020 Group will argue that a £6.35bn ($9.12bn) programme of new home-building will also pump-prime the economy and save tens of thousands of jobs.

Read more on this story in The Financial Times

20,000 public sector apprenticeships created

More than 20,000 apprentices will be taken on across the public services, ministers said. Town halls, hospitals, colleges and universities will all be required to take on school-leavers for on-the-job training.Construction firms, already badly hit by the recession, must employ apprentices if they are awarded contracts under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

Read more on this story in The Times


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