‘Find another way’ DoE tells failing council

September 22, 2017 0 comments

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Worcestershire County Council has been told to find a fresh approach to child protection services by the Department for Education. The County Council received a bottom-of-the-class “inadequate” rating following an inspection by Ofsted in January. There were “widespread and serious” failings in the council’s approach to child protection the inspectorate insisted. Overall control of the…

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More men killed by domestic violence in Cornwall

January 26, 2016 2 comments

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Four out of the five most recent victims of domestic violence in Cornwall were men, new figures reveal, giving the county one the highest rates of female-on-male violence in the UK. Nationally, roughly two women are killed in domestic violence for every one man across the UK, and the authorities cannot explain why the opposite…

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Adoption funding scheme launched by government

June 26, 2014 1 comment

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More than £2 million in additional funding for families who have adopted children has been made available by the government. Ten councils across England have been chosen to pilot the ‘Adoption Support Fund’, originally launched last September. This is designed to help adoptive families access support services and therapy. More than £19 million will be…

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