GPS tracking for offenders in mental health units

    Offenders in mental health units to have GPS tracking

    Criminals held in secure mental health units are to be tracked with global positioning systems to stop them absconding and reoffending, under a trial by a London hospital trust.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    Ten-fold rise in forced marriages in just four years

    The number of forced marriages has increased more than ten-fold in just four years, government figures have revealed.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

    Gordon Brown prunes pledge of future public spending rises

    Gordon Brown started to dilute his unconditional commitment to further increases in public spending by saying that goal depended on achieving growth in the future.

    The prime minister said he would concentrate on making big savings through efficiencies and asset sales and acknowledged that the government would have to make hard choices.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    Doctors oppose legal protection for assisted suicide relatives

    Doctors today rejected calls to exempt from criminal prosecution relatives and friends who accompany sick or terminally ill patients to assisted suicide clinics.

    The decision by the British Medical Association to oppose any change in the law is likely to have a significant influence on a similar motion being introduced by Lord Falconer in a House of Lords debate next week.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

     

    More from Community Care

    Comments are closed.