Baby P scandal council still failing, says official report
The Daily Telegraph can disclose that a study written by Ofsted, which inspects schools and children’s services, says that over the past six months only very “limited” progress has been made by Haringey Council, where the torture and death of the 17-month old boy took place.
Operation Ore: legal challenge to child abuse inquiry
A legal challenge is to be launched against one of Britain’s biggest online child abuse inquiries following claims that hundreds of men have been wrongly convicted.
Family courts in crisis, says Sir Mark Potter
Britain’s most senior family judge called last night for urgent action over a crisis in the family courts fuelled by increasing delays in child abuse cases and lack of funds.
Teachers told how to spot forced marriages
Teachers have been told how to spot cases of potential forced marriage as the summer holidays approach.
The guidelines, issued to schools, doctors and the police aim to to identify families in which girls are made to marry against their will while abroad in the summer.
Cherie Booth urges closure of prisons and more community sentences
Cherie Booth today backed calls to reduce the number of offenders in jail and to close some of the country’s prisons.
Alan Johnson pledges to revive antisocial behaviour orders to tackle intimidation and harassment
Alan Johnson, the new home secretary, today announced a package of measures designed to revive the use of antisocial behaviour orders to tackle the most extreme cases of intimidation and harassment.