Jack Straw’s plan to name social workers in family courts ‘breaches human rights’
Plans to allow the media to name social workers in family court cases are being opposed strongly by judges and lawyers, who warn that the change could breach human rights laws. They have expressed “grave concerns” that the latest tranche of reforms to open up the courts may drive away experts and violate children’s rights to privacy.
The Family Justice Council, chaired by Sir Mark Potter, the most senior family judge in England and Wales, is “extremely concerned” that the media will have access to confidential medical and social work reports.
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Officers who baby-sat for each other may face prosecution
Alcohol pricing will save lives, says report
Setting a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland will eventually save hundreds of lives a year, according to new research commissioned by the Scottish government.
THE Government department run by minister Ed Balls has lavished a staggering £3million on a luxury makeover of its office.
The grand two-year redesign at the Department for Children, Schools and Families included the installation of an indulgent MASSAGE ROOM, a swanky CONTEMPLATION SUITE where people can relax and a PRAYER AREA for Muslims.
Alan Johnson to criticise police over deaths of mother and daughter
The deaths of Fiona Pilkington and 18-year-old Francecca Hardwick “should never have happened”, the home secretary is due to tell delegates to the Labour conference in Brighton on Tuesday.