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Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2007

Kettle Burns Mum 'Couldn't Cope'

A mother accused of pouring a kettle of boiling water over her five-year-old son told friends she could not cope, Cardiff Crown Court has heard. The boy, who is now 17, suffered burns to more than 20% of his body in October 1995, the court has been told.
Inspectors have raised concerns over the protection of vulnerable children by social services in Swansea.
The Welsh Assembly Government wants to use new powers to make charges for care in the home fairer, BBC Wales' Politics Show understands. People with disabilities can pay different amounts. Families in one local council area can face twice the care costs of those living in a different area.
At a glittering ceremony in Cardiff’s City Hall nine deserving winners received their Social Care Accolades from Deputy Health & Social Services Minister, Gwenda Thomas AM in front of an audience of 200 people representing the good practice in social care learning and development at work in Wales.