RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:How to stop record numbers of children going into care? Help their mothers | Louise Tickle on BenGummer.net Women whose children are removed have often been abused and through the care system themselves. Specialist therapy can help break this cycleSome 90 children a day were taken into care last year – and […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Austerity policy blamed for record numbers of children taken into care on BenGummer.net Fragmented approach to public services is damaging communities in England and punishing the poor, say council leadersWelfare reforms, reductions in family support services such as Sure Start, and rising poverty levels are fuelling record numbers of children being taken […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793: Care homes ‘could become most common place to die by 2040’ on BenGummer.net Study says in just over 20 years’ time, deaths in care homes, hospices and at home could account for 76% of all deathsCare homes could overtake hospitals as most common place to die, according to new research.Just over […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Child-on-child sexual assaults soar, police figures reveal on BenGummer.net Almost 30,000 cases reported, including 2,625 alleged offences on school premises, data from police forces revealsAlmost 30,000 reports of children sexually assaulting other youngsters, including 2,625 alleged attacks on school premises, have been made to police in the last four years, figures reveal.The […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:The Tory council that failed its children on BenGummer.net Gloucestershire missed all the warning signs that managers and staff weren’t up to the job of keeping children safe, often with fatal results. What lessons can be learned?When Ofsted rated Gloucestershire’s children’s services as “inadequate” in June, the report was phrased in such […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Penalised for caring: Alyssa and the two-child benefits trap – video on BenGummer.net Alyssa became a ‘kinship carer’ for her younger siblings when their mother unexpectedly died in 2013. Now that she has decided to start her own family, the government refuses to grant her tax credits or a Sure Start maternity […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793: Compensation body told Rotherham abuse victim she ‘consented’ on BenGummer.net Sammy Woodhouse, who was groomed at 14, was initially refused a Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority payoutA woman who was sexually abused as a child by a Rotherham grooming gang was refused compensation by a government body which claimed she “consented” to […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793: Back-pay bill ‘could bankrupt learning disabilities sector’ on BenGummer.net HMRC’s pursuit of backdated payments for workers providing sleep-in care could cost sector £400m, says Royal Mencap SocietyCare providers for people with learning disabilities are facing a £400m bill for back pay that could bankrupt the entire sector, the charity Royal Mencap […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:The Observer view on the Tower Hamlets case and foster carers | Observer editorial on BenGummer.net One story has highlighted the poor conditions many carers faceIt’s a sad truth that the care of looked-after children tends to surface in the national consciousness only as a result of reports that something has seriously […]
RSSMix.com Mix ID 8249793:Words still fail us when we attempt to talk about Muslims in Britain | Kenan Malik on BenGummer.net Open, rational discussion is all too rare in the polarised ways in which we discuss millions of Britons. Instead, debates get trapped between hostility towards Muslims and a fear of giving offenceCourt cases involving […]
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