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The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has dropped plans to issue rough sleepers with fines if they refuse to engage with services, a campaigner has claimed. A petition of more than 280,000 signatures was handed to council leader Simon Dudley on Thursday asking the council to drop plans to…
One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions are warning. Research by the TUC found that the Government's cap on public sector pay as well as in-work benefit cuts were pushing tens of thousands of youngsters below the…
An additional £10m is being made available to local authorities in Wales to enable social services to support people in their homes and communities, Health and Social Services Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced. The Cabinet Secretary made the announcement ahead of a statement in the Assembly earlier today, in which…
A mother is facing a life sentence for murder after battering to death her "helpless and vulnerable" baby daughter two hours after social services care workers left her home alone with the child. Jennifer Crichton, 35, left her seven-month-old daughter Amelia with "catastrophic" head injuries, including bleeding on the brain,…
Jeremy Corbyn has said "we shouldn't have hungry children in Scotland in 2018" ahead of a visit to a council-run scheme to provide meals for children during school holidays. The Labour leader said Holyrood "desperately needs" a Labour government and said this would unlock the potential of devolution. Mr Corbyn…
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead could fine rough sleepers up to £100 for begging or leaving their bedding in public places. The council came under fierce criticism last month when council leader Simon Dudley said the number of rough sleepers would put Windsor in a "sadly unfavourable light"…
A family court judge's criticisms of a social worker who won a fight to remain anonymous have emerged in a ruling published on a legal website. Judge Gavyn Arthur had been asked to make decisions about the truth of sex abuse allegations made by a teenage girl. He dismissed the…
The chairman of an inquiry into public services which came into contact with a double killer and his victims before they died said lessons will be learned if mistakes were made. The domestic homicide review led by the Safer West Sussex Partnership will determine whether staff were aware of Robert…
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