Tag: caring professions

It’s Not ‘Your Share’…

Dial, based in Southernhay, Basildon, is the latest south Essex charity to go after Basildon Council withdrew crucial funding. Jan Stevens, the charity’s boss, said: “We are very, very upset. We are due to shut at the end of April.…

You Thought Telemarketers Were Bad…

…wait until the medical research community finds out you’re one of the Thirteen: There are 13 people in the world who might be able to provide life-saving treatments for some of the world’s most damaging diseases — but doctors can’t…

Working As Intended, Kamena…

Earlier this year, the government introduced a resident’s test which bars anyone, not a lawful resident for at least a year, from accessing legal aid. Kamena Dorling, head of policy and programme at children’s charity, Coram, which offers support and…

And They Are Appropriate Consequences…

Joe O’Connor, defending, said the dog belonged to Brice’s former partner but it had continued living with her after he moved out. However he said: “She accepts responsibility for the dog’s actions. “There is an element of double jeopardy with…

About That Whole ‘Learning Lessons’ Thing..?

Ms Ali, 31, said: “From my scientific knowledge I knew it wasn’t safe to give heparin to my son as his haemoglobin – red blood cell level – was so low. “The lowest safe level is around 84. Elijah’s was…

Rentseeking In Schools Now?

A survey of 6,000 schoolchildren has found widespread misconceptions about the number of immigrants and non-white people living in England, as well as negative attitudes towards Muslims and those born overseas. And who organised this survey, and were parents consulted…

Physician, Silence Thyself!

For Dr John Wright, a clinical epidemiologist from Bradford working at the clinic at Moyamba, Sierra Leone, which opened on Friday, it was a slap in the face for him and his colleagues. What was? Well, would you believe, expecting…

Autism Jumps The Shark…

When Annette Lewn’s children were young, she longed to join in the chats with other mothers at toddler group coffee mornings, but always felt like an outsider. ‘I desperately wanted to be part of the group, but I never seemed…

Make Up Your Minds, Will You?

Public: ‘Make the authorities take all the responsibility – for the children!!’ At times, the review concluded, Daniel appeared to have been “invisible” against the backdrop of his mother’s controlling behaviour. Professionals failed to act on “what they saw in…