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Radicalised prisoners relocated to separation centre in Co Durham
Some of the most dangerous and radicalised convicted extremists in the prison system have been moved out into the first of three special “jihadi jail” separation units across England and Wales.
The first specialist centre is at HMP Frankland near Durham. Two other centres, which are expected to be at HMP Full Sutton near York and at HMP Long Lartin in Worcestershire, are due to open in the coming months and the three centres together will hold up to 28 of the most subversive extremist prisoners in the system.
Backlash sees government scale back social work accreditation plans
The government has scaled back plans for the first phase of its controversial testing programme of social workers after facing a backlash from sector bodies over the scheme.
Accreditation assessments of children’s social workers will now be initially rolled out at six local authorities, instead of the 31 councils the Department for Education (DfE) had promised would run the tests over the next year.
If we don't know the impact of any programme, we shouldn't keep on running it
Penelope Gibbs writes about the MOJ's aversion to using evidence.