‘Profound culture change’ needed in UK prisons

A new report argues that prisons in England and Wales need a ‘profound culture change’ so that inmate safety is prioritised further.

A number of council leaders have called on the government to maintain its commitment to vulnerable child refugees, after the Home Office cited local authority funding as part of the decision to scrap the scheme.

There must be a radical change in workforce strategy if the UK is to attract necessary numbers of social care workers post-Brexit.

The government has published its first annual progress report on its sport strategy, aiming to create a more active nation.

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has revealed a rise of 78 per cent in recorded reports of child-on-child sex offences in England and Wales.

An emergency £1 billion should be made available to aid the social care crisis, ADASS have argued.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the continued underfunding of social care is making it ‘impossible’ for councils to fulfil their legal duties under the Care Act.

Westminster City Council is set to trial a pilot scheme which will see emissions-based charging for diesel cars parking within Marylebone.

The cost of dementia care will rise unless local environments are better planned to enable more independent living.

A new report shows that smoking is contributing to the social care crisis with £1.4 billion a year being spent as a result of smoking related illness.

A survey has highlighted how leading council figures have a lack of confidence in the government’s plans for health and social care.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced £64 million of local transport funding to help people walk or cycle safely to work.

The Ministry of Justice has launched an internal inquiry into the mental health backgrounds of prisoners who committed suicide.

Many local authorities are not providing the information that families with disabled children need to access childcare.

Oxfordshire County Council (CC) has approved plans to stop funding for 14 out of 22 day care centres.

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