News round-up: ‘Families risk losing children’ under legal aid cuts

    ‘Families risk losing children’ under £6.5m legal aid cuts
     
    Parents accused of abuse who risk losing their children may be forced to represent themselves in court under proposed cuts to family legal aid, judges and lawyers have warned. 
     
    Read more on this story in The Times

     
    Parents to be hit with penalties if children misbehave at school

     
    Parents will be hit by severe penalties if children misbehave under a back-to-basics crackdown on indiscipline in schools.
    A three-year Government study into classroom behaviour will call for greater use of parenting contracts for mothers and fathers failing to keep children in line and £50 penalties for those condoning truancy.


    Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

     
    Youth special: Two young people interview Ed Balls
     
    Children’s secretary Ed Balls is given ‘a good grilling’ by two 18-year-old young people who are sceptical about politicians and the government’s policies.
     
    Read more on this story in Society Guardian

     
    Youth special: out on the streets with nowhere to go
     
    Despite a raft of initiatives and a new government strategy promising more youth clubs, many young people still don’t have access to centres and activities.
     
    Read more on this story in Society Guardian 

     
    Youth special: ‘Everyone has problems, don’t they?’
     
    Young people share their very different accounts of the issues they face growing up, from gun crime to graduation, teenage pregnancy and homelessness.
     
    Read more on this story in Society Guardian

     
    Police and Crown Prosecution Service to face assessment over rape ‘failures’

     
    Police forces are to face regular assessments of how well they investigate rape cases, following a series of high-profile failures. Government inspectors will examine how closely police and prosecutors follow official advice when dealing with alleged rapes.
     
    Read more on this story in The Independent

     

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