Education

Social providers: Baby in care lived in 57 completely different locations

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption Dr Sarah Hallett stated youngsters mustn’t see themselves as a drain on the system A baby lived in 57 completely different locations whereas in touch with social providers, in accordance with “troubling” analysis into the care system. Greater than 200 kids in a single council space have been studied over 10 years by Dr Sarah Hallett of Cardiff College. She discovered youngsters have been

Teenager in care nearly starved to demise

Picture caption Malcolm suffered an “alarming weight reduction” after he was taken into care, the sheriff mentioned A severely brain-damaged teenager who was in native authority care nearly starved to demise, a BBC Scotland investigation has discovered. The 18-year-old weighed simply over three and a half stones (23.1kg), was severely dehydrated and had sepsis. His kin declare they have been informed the younger man, who can’t be named, was unlikely

Druid Heath’s disused Baverstock Academy prices council £241ok

Picture copyright Google Picture caption The varsity in Druids Heath has been vacant since August 2017 A council paying for safety at a faculty no pupil has attended for 2 years has incurred prices of £241,000 that it can’t afford. There is no such thing as a price range to cowl the sum this yr, admits Birmingham Metropolis Council, citing a “monetary danger”. Since August 2017 Baverstock Academy in Druids

Similar-sex residing collectively up by 50%

Picture copyright Getty Pictures The variety of same-sex residing collectively within the UK rose by greater than 50% within the three years to 2018, official statistics reveal. The Workplace for Nationwide Statistics says there have been 232,000 in 2018, in contrast with 152,000 in 2015. And greater than 1 / 4 of them had been married. There have been additionally eight million folks residing alone, greater than ever earlier than.

Concern over ‘staffing disaster’ at non-public nurseries in Scotland

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Nearly all of Scotland’s non-public nurseries are going through issues with recruitment, a brand new survey has revealed. The Nationwide Day Nurseries Affiliation (NDNA) survey coated 181 childcare suppliers and located that 71% had recruitment points. The survey additionally discovered that 62% of nurseries confronted “vital challenges” in retaining employees. Youngsters’s Minister Maree Todd stated the survey represented lower than 1 / 4 of personal sector

Mother and father ‘in limbo’ forward of Coatbridge college security overview findings

Picture caption Tommy won’t be going again to the Coatbridge campus after the summer time holidays The mom of a pupil at a faculty on the centre of chemical contamination issues says she’s going to by no means ship her son again to the campus, whatever the findings of an impartial overview. Josephine Morgan believes the location in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, is responsible for her teenage son’s sight loss. A

Northamptonshire: New youngsters’s residence to chop out-of-area placements

Picture caption The council’s youngsters’s companies division was judged by Ofsted as insufficient final month A brand new youngsters’s house is being set as much as assist a troubled native authority take care of extra kids. Northamptonshire County Council’s youngsters’s companies division was judged inadequate by Ofsted final month. Now it’s proposing to spend £151,000 on a property it owns within the centre of Wellingborough and use it as a

Scottish exams: College pupils obtain outcomes

Picture copyright PA Media Picture caption Many pupils will obtain their outcomes by textual content or e mail College students throughout Scotland are on account of obtain their examination outcomes. Practically half of the 133,00zero candidates have requested for his or her outcomes to be despatched by e mail or textual content message. The remaining must wait for his or her certificates to reach within the submit later within the

Venture for harmful younger individuals to shut over funding

Picture copyright Getty Pictures Picture caption The service labored with these deemed at severe danger of harming others A bunch working with some Scotland’s most harmful younger individuals is to shut due to an absence of funding. The Interventions for Susceptible Youth (IVY) service offers psychological assist for these aged 12-18 deemed a severe danger to others. However a post on its website confirmed the service, based mostly on the

Labour requires motion on ‘catastrophic fall’ in grownup studying

Picture copyright Getty Photographs Labour has renewed requires a “cradle-to-grave” Nationwide Schooling Service, after a “catastrophic fall” in grownup learners. Shadow schooling minister Gordon Marsden has referred to as for motion, saying authorities cuts have led to fewer adults selecting to check later in life. Labour figures counsel that life-long studying has fallen by almost half in actual phrases since 2009-10. The federal government says additional schooling and abilities is