vulnerable

Blackpool’s vulnerable children still being failed, says Ofsted report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn said considered resigning over Ofsted’s latest critical report Vulnerable children in Blackpool are being failed by “key weaknesses” in support services and some are…


Stuart Burrell: Housing manager defrauded council to help vulnerable

Image copyright Essex Police Image caption Stuart Burrell had not benefitted personally for his crimes, the court heard A council housing manager defrauded his employers of £300,000 to help “vulnerable” people because he felt guilty,…


Vulnerable teenager missing after Stirling theatre trip

Police officers are searching for a vulnerable young man who went missing while attending a theatre show with his family. Jack Martin, 18, was last seen at the Macrobert Arts Centre at the University of…


Taekwondo instructor raped vulnerable pupil in Helensburgh

Image copyright Spindrift/Geograph Image caption Edward Monaghan attacked the woman in a car park at Craigendoran railway station A Taekwondo instructor repeatedly raped a woman with severe learning disabilities when he was supposed to be…



MPs: Are vulnerable bank customers being treated fairly?

Image caption The loss of bank branches is one issue affecting vulnerable customers A committee of MPs is to examine whether vulnerable consumers are being treated fairly by banks and service providers. Among other things…


Vulnerable teenager ‘in child prison’ 250 miles from home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA mother describes her daughter’s experience of a secure children’s unit, many miles from home, as horrendous A mother whose daughter was put in a secure children’s…


New vulnerable witness centre announced for Glasgow

Image caption The facilities will include elements of the Barnehus model used in Norway to help vulnerable witnesses Almost £1m is to be spent on facilities for children and vulnerable adults giving evidence in court…


UK Steel: why a ‘no-deal’ Brexit leaves us vulnerable

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Port Talbot steelworks is the UK’s largest, employing 3,500 workers Steel companies and unions are warning the industry will be badly affected by a “no deal” Brexit. The EU…


Vulnerable witness support down to one full-time worker

Image copyright fizkes/Getty Images Only one full-time specialist to support children and vulnerable witnesses in the criminal justice system is based in Wales. Registered Intermediaries (RIs) are used by the police and courts to help…


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