The scourge of forced adoption

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‘The UK is the ONLY country in Europe (apart from Croatia and perhaps Portugal) to tolerate the practice of forced adoption’. It is the ‘severing of all contact FOR LIFE between children and their birth parents’. In effect, ‘a LIFE … Continue reading

Vulnerable children forced into homelessness as local authorities routinely ignore child protection laws

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Vulnerable children forced into homelessness as local authorities routinely ignore child protection laws Exclusive: Families forced to spend nights in A&E waiting rooms, night buses and police stations after being denied emergency housing by local councils Vulnerable children are being forced into homelessness because local … Continue reading

Rotherham’s school exclusion rates among country’s highest

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ROTHERHAM has one of the highest secondary school exclusion rates in the country, Ofsted has revealed. Rotherham Borough Council has now pledged to invest more in services to tackle the “very complex issue” after the borough was ranked as the … Continue reading

Rotherham Borough Council in line for national social work award

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ROTHERHAM Borough Council is in the running to be named the best social work employer of the year. The authority — heavily criticised in the Jay and Casey reports of 2014 and 2015 — has been praised for its work … Continue reading

Wath Comprehensive School placed in special measures

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A SECONDARY school will convert to an academy after being placed in special measures by Government inspectors due to its “unacceptable standard of education and poor leadership”. Wath Comprehensive has been rated inadequate by Ofsted after a two-day inspection in … Continue reading

Council’s £1.2 million bill for school’s academy conversion

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A TROUBLED school’s conversion to academy status will land the council with a bill of more than £1 million, it has emerged. Clifton Community School is scheduled to become an academy under the Wickersley Partnership Trust next month. The secondary … Continue reading