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Sharon Shoesmith in appeal over sacking – The Independent

“Sharon Shoesmith has launched a Court of Appeal battle over her sacking after the Baby P tragedy.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Call to sue councils that are ‘failing the vulnerable’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“The case of a mentally ill man who attempted suicide after being discharged from hospital to a park bench has prompted mental health solicitors to call on lawyers to sue local authorities that fail to provide adequate healthcare for some of society’s most vulnerable members.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

How the law can be used to fight cuts to services for disabled people – Law Society’s Gazette

“Disabled children and disabled adults need significant support from public bodies to help them lead ordinary lives. These groups require both specialist and targeted services and flexible universal services which can be adapted to their needs.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Woman convicted of impersonating a social worker – The Guardian

“A woman from Hertfordshire has become the first person to be convicted of pretending to be a qualified social worker, six years after legislation protecting the professional title took effect.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Khyra Ishaq’s father sues council over starvation death – BBC News

“The father of a girl who was starved to death after ‘missed opportunities’ by children’s services to save her is suing Birmingham City Council.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ombudsman could investigate child ‘snatching’ by courts – Daily Telegraph

“An independent Ombudsman could be appointed to investigate cases in which social workers and the courts are accused of taking children from their homes without justification.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

U-turn on mixed-race adoption ban – The Independent

“New guidance will tell social workers that they should allow white couples to adopt black and ethnic minority children, it was revealed today.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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