Social workers wrote a report about Karen Matthews highlighting her “inability to successfully place the children’s needs above her own” three years before Shannon went missing.
The true scale of the maltreatment of children in the UK is revealed by child abuse experts today who say that one in 10 suffers physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.
The head of children’s services in the London borough where Baby P died after months of persistent injury and neglect was dismissed from her post yesterday as the government responded to a damning report into the council’s failings.
A “Bank of Essex” is to be set up to help small businesses struggling to win investment because of the credit crunch, under plans being examined by the county council.
The LGC reports Merrick Cockell’s appointment as the new chairman of Localis
Shadow Local Government Minister Bob Neill MP reviews Big Ideas: Building on Conservative Fundamentals published by Localis. Neill backs its call to set Councils free
Tom Shakespeare, research fellow for Localis, gives an analysis of the future direction of local government
Boris Johnson and the Conservatives favour more local political control over chief constables and police forces – not to mention Sir Ian Blair, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. But what of governing the capital itself? Attempts to regulate London are almost as old as the city. The post of mayor was created in the 12th […]
Anthony Browne is to become Boris’s new ‘Policy Director’, and the Mayor has excitedly announced his arrival
Merrick Cockell, Chair of London Councils delivers a speech at Localis fringe reception at the LGA Conference on ‘The spread of innovation between local authorities’