News round up: Baby P’s stepfather may appeal

    Baby P’s stepfather may appeal against conviction for raping girl, 2

    Lawyers representing Baby Peter’s stepfather confirmed today they were considering an appeal against his conviction for raping a two-year-old girl.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

     NSPCC boss says more children should be trusted as abuse witnesses

    After the successful conviction of Baby P‘s stepfather based on the evidence of a four-year-old girl, the NSPCC has this weekend called for more children to be trusted as witnesses against abusers.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    Bright pupils pulled down in deprived schools, says study

    Bright pupils who go to England’s most deprived schools get significantly worse GCSE results than those in schools in the wealthiest areas of the country, according to a major study that suggests the academic ability of a child’s classmates has a significant impact on their education.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    Disabled pay more for transport than able-bodied passengers

    Disabled travellers often pay more for public transport than able-bodied passengers and suffer a worse service, according to a new report.

    Read more on this story in The Times

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