A rising number of children are contacting Childline about feelings of isolation and loneliness, new figures show. Childline has revealed that the NSPCC-supported service has delivered 4,636 counselling sessions for loneliness in 2017/18.
A rising number of children are contacting Childline about feelings of isolation and loneliness, new figures show.
Childline has revealed that the NSPCC-supported service has delivered 4,636 counselling sessions for loneliness in 2017/18.
This is only second year loneliness data has been recorded – it used to go down as “low self-esteem” or “unhappiness” – and the figures highlight a 14 per cent rise on the year before, when it assisted 4,063 young people struggling with feelings of isolation.
Legal Challenge Over Rules That ‘Discriminate’ Against Autistic Pupils
— Read on www.irwinmitchell.com/newsandmedia/2018/july/disabled-children-excluded-from-protection-under-equality-laws-jq-708321
“Today’s announcement to scrap the ‘disqualification by association’ rule from schools is long overdue but very welcomed. We’ve been calling for it to be scrapped for nearly 4 years because it did nothing to contribute towards safeguarding in schools. The arrangements were disproportionate, unfair and ineffective.”
To be able to try this service, the child or children must live within one of these court areas (you’ll be able to check this on the next page).
You’ll also need to meet the following criteria:
• you are a parent of the child or children
• you and the other person (the respondent) are both over 18
• you do not have a solicitor representing you
• you do not have a signed draft court order you want the court to consider making legally binding
News and updates from the HM Courts & Tribunals Service
— Read on insidehmcts.blog.gov.uk/2018/06/28/helping-people-to-use-online-services/
Read Growing number of children at risk of multiple dangers, charity warns and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
— Read on www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2005482/growing-number-of-children-at-risk-of-multiple-dangers-charity-warns
Read Popular early years interventions lack evidence, study finds and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
— Read on www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2005495/popular-early-years-interventions-lack-evidence-study-finds
The Home Office is profiteering from children’s right to citizenship
— Read on www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/home-office-stop-profiteering-childrens-rights
By Carlos Ponce While preparing for a recent move to St. Louis, Missouri, the first item I packed was my dearest possession, an old faded picture of
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Mr Conway is a 68-year-old man who was diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease (“MND”) in November 2014. By the time of the hearing before the Court of Appeal his condition had deteriorated to the extent that he required non-invasive ventilation (“NIV”) for approximately 23 hours each day. Mr Conway has to use a wheelchair and requires ever increasing levels of assistance with daily life, eating and bodily functions.
When Mr Conway has a prognosis of six months or less to live, he wishes to have the option of taking action to end his life peacefully and with dignity, accomplished with the assistance of the medical profession, at a time of his choosing, whilst remaining in control of such final act as may be required to bring about his death.
Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
— Read on www.judiciary.uk/judgments/r-on-the-application-of-conway-v-the-secretary-of-state-for-justice-and-ors/
Discover how Coram offers children and young people ground-breaking art and music Creative Therapies at the Coram Campus in London, in schools and in the community.
— Read on www.coram.org.uk/how-we-do-it/our-creative-therapies
The second blogpost by Ella Dhillon considers how our treatment of puppies compares to our treatment of looked-after children.
— Read on howardleague.org/blog/whos-treated-better-puppies-or-looked-after-children/
Tell the council if you’re worried that an older person is being neglected, threatened or being taken advantage of – also known as ‘elder abuse’
— Read on www.gov.uk/report-abuse-of-older-person
Changes to the UK Immigration Rules relating to partnership from July 2012
— Read on uklgig.org.uk/
Harriet’s story – Nordic Model Now!
— Read on nordicmodelnow.org/2018/06/12/metoo-stories-of-the-sex-trade-2/amp/
Financial abuse: Issues for Court of Protection and Probate Practitioners – Equity’s Darling
— Read on equitysdarling.co.uk/2017/06/16/financial-abuse-issues-for-court-of-protection-and-probate-practitioners/
— Read on www.thunderclap.it/projects/70376-preventing-digital-exclusion
Lack of housing traps women in cycle of offending
— Read on www.russellwebster.com/prtwiphomeless18/
Prison Reform Trust and Women in Prison say chronic shortage of housing support for women released from custody is driving them back to prison.
— Read on www.russellwebster.com/prtwiphomeless18/
Autistic people at greater risk of becoming homeless – new research
— Read on theconversation.com/amp/autistic-people-at-greater-risk-of-becoming-homeless-new-research-97227
Court users “must buy in to reforms”, says MoJ as it pledges vulnerable will not be left behind – Legal Futures
— Read on www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/court-users-must-buy-in-to-reforms-says-moj-pledges-vulnerable-will-not-be-left-behind
Crisis of confidence – hrmannz.com
— Read on hrmannz.com/2018/06/04/crisis-of-confidence/amp/
Crimes committed against someone because of their race, religion, sexuality, disability or gender are hate crimes – how to report them to the police
— Read on www.gov.uk/report-hate-crime
Non-Judicial Member for the Sentencing Council for England and Wales (Senior Serving Police Officer) – Centre for Public Appointments
— Read on publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/non-judicial-member-for-the-sentencing-council-for-england-and-wales-senior-serving-police-officer/
Diversity and disability: the equality challenge – Personnel Today
— Read on www.personneltoday.com/hr/diversity-and-disability-the-equality-challenge/
BAILII: Recent Decisions – Current Awareness
— Read on www.innertemplelibrary.com/2018/06/bailii-recent-decisions-1736/
Head of Practice (National Improvement Service)
— Read on cafcass.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1245625.(National.Improvement.Service).&location=Flexible&rsid=13865&ad=696427
The Disappearing Trial Report | Fair Trials
— Read on www.fairtrials.org/the-disappearing-trial-report/
What is a Local Offer?
In response to concerns from parents and others that they find it hard to access information about what support is available, the Children and Families Act 2014 requires every local authority in England to publish a ‘Local Offer’.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Code of Practice 2014 (“the Code of Practice”) states that “Local authorities must publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN [Special Educational Needs] or are disabled, including those who do not have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.”
Double amputee police officer inspires others
— Read on amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/03/31/us/beyond-the-call-of-duty-ferreira-suffolk-county-new-york/index.html
Measles cases in England are up 65 per cent on last year | New Scientist
— Read on www.newscientist.com/article/2168658-measles-cases-in-england-are-up-65-per-cent-on-last-year/amp/
It’s effectively a type of project management.
— Read on hbr.org/2018/05/learning-is-a-learned-behavior-heres-how-to-get-better-at-it
“One day I want to be the UN Secretary-General” – Humanitarian Fund restores hope in Somali children | OCHA
— Read on www.unocha.org/story/“one-day-i-want-be-un-secretary-general”-humanitarian-fund-restores-hope-somali-children
The NCA’s mission is to lead the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime.
— Read on www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/crime-threats/cyber-crime/online-threats-to-consumers
Would You Cope in Court Without a Lawyer? – RightsInfo
— Read on rightsinfo.org/cope-court-without-lawyer/
Many convictions are irrelevant or so past there rehabilitation period to be of no practical use. For this reason the CIPD have issued guidelines for employers.
Without intending to teach anyone to suck eggs, thought this might be helpful for anyone in England or Wales, operating an April – March holiday year, as 2018/19 might need action from you
As you know, all workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks minimum paid annual leave. For an employee working a five-day week, this = 28 days’ holiday. Contractually, we usually state either 20 days plus bank holiday or 28 days including bank holidays
(If you already give more to employees (for example 25 days plus bank holidays) you don’t need to do anything)
In 2018 Easter is split between March and April; Good Friday is on 30 Mar and Easter Monday on 2 Apr. If you have a holiday year running 1 Apr 2018 – 31 Mar 2019 this means you will not have a Good Friday BH because it falls in the 2017/18 holiday year
So, staff with a holiday entitlement of ‘20 days’ plus bank holidays’ will only be CONTRACTUALLY entitled to 27 days’ holiday in 2018/19—crucially, this is of course one day short of the legal minimum
If this is you, what do you need to do? As a minimum, you MUST give 5.6 weeks’ holiday. To avoid breaching your employee’s rights, you must top up your staff holiday entitlement for the 2018/2019 holiday year
And what about the 2017/18 holiday year? For the same reasons, folk with Apr-Mar holiday years might receive an extra day’s holiday in March 2018, giving 9 bank holidays in total for this holiday year – but it hangs on what your contracts say.
Option 1: Where your contract states the employee is entitled to ‘20 days’ plus eight bank holidays’ and LISTS the specific eight bank holidays, there will be no right to take the second Good Friday bank holiday
Option 2: Where your contract states ‘20 days’ plus bank holidays’ but doesn’t list or give a number to the bank holidays, your employees will be entitled to 29 days’ holiday in the 2017/18 holiday year
Option 3: Where your contract has an absolute contractual holiday cap of 28 days, holiday will be unaffected
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into Dangerous Dogs: Breed Specific Legislation
— Read on www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/environment-food-and-rural-affairs-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/dangerous-dogs-breed-specific-legislation–17-19/
Draft Regulatory Action Policy | ICO
— Read on ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/ico-and-stakeholder-consultations/draft-regulatory-action-policy/
MPs want a change to the Children’s Act to ensure extended family can see children after divorce.
— Read on www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44028473
In its latest report, The Continuing Importance of Ethical Standards for Public Service Providers, the CSPL said there had been little real progress on measures to enforce ethical standards in outsourced public services.
Local Government Lawyer – Security guard did not have authority to accept informations: Admin Court
— Read on www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php
LEGAL UPDATE: Two men were shadow directors of an insolvent property development company and so did owe the company fiduciary duties but their behaviour did not breach those duties, the High Court in England has ruled.
“The judge said that it was clear that de facto directors had the same duties as regular directors and that the extent of shadow directors’ fiduciary duties will depend on the circumstances of each case.”
A termination payment made to an employee for ‘injury to feelings’ following age discrimination related to his dismissal is not taxable, the Court of Appeal has said in a ruling which overturns a decision by the Upper Tribunal.04 May 2018
That said, this is not yet a victory for employees and employers, in the current economic climate HMRC is likely to appeal.
A DAD whose fiancée died the day before they were due to get married claims he was “forced” to leave his council home hours after her death.
“Why Brexit is the culmination of a British national project which weaponises imperial amnesia and nostalgia. Brexit sold the country a dream; ostensibly a project built on anti-migrant sentiment, it also invoked delusions of grandeur, rooted in reanimating the glorious days of imperial rule and global British”
You can see where this is coming from, but read on:
Primary school mental health counselling may help economy, study says – BBC News
— Read on www.bbc.com/news/amp/health-43894271