News round up: Suicide bid girl released from immigration centre

Suicide bid girl released from immigration centre

A 10-year-old Nigerian girl who attempted suicide after being detained for a second time in an immigration removal centre has been released with her mother on the orders of Home Secretary Alan Johnson, the High Court was told today.

Read more on this article in The Independent

Chaos predicted as social care budgets get personal

More than 80% of health and social care services users have little or no understanding of personal budgets, the new funding system for social care being introduced over the next year, raising fears of a chaotic transition period, new research reveals today.

Read more on this article in The Guardian

Nursery monster Vanessa George finally names children she abused

Nursery paedophile Vanessa George has finally broken her silence and identified some of the young children she abused.
Five months after her arrest for sexually abusing up to 30 toddlers at Little Ted’s nursery in Plymouth, Devon, the former classroom assistant is believed to have confessed which children were involved.

Read more on this article in The Daily Mail

Parents banned from watching their children in playgrounds… in case they are paedophiles

Parents are being banned from playing with their children in council recreation areas because they have not been vetted by police. Mothers and fathers are being forced to watch their children from outside perimeter fences because of fears they could be paedophiles.

Read more on this article in The Daily Mail

‘Apologies could cut crime’

The study into youth justice in Northern Ireland found reoffending rates were much lower when offenders were involved in ”restorative justice” schemes.

These typically involve victims and criminals coming face to face, with the offender forced to pay compensation and make amends for the damage they have done.

Read more on this article in The Daily Telegraph

Senior councillor’s anger over £1m youth services cuts leak

The senior politician responsible for children’s services in Birmingham has called on a council officer to consider their position after planned cuts were leaked. Coun Les Lawrence, Cabinet member for Children, Young People and Families, has accused an unnamed officer of revealing a council document to the press. The document outlines a range of cutbacks to youth services across Birmingham in a push to save nearly £1 million. The plans will affect schemes that aim to drive down under-age drinking, drug abuse and teenage pregnancies in some of the city’s poorest areas.

Read more on this article in The Birmingham Post

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