Police quiz a FOUR-YEAR-OLD child on suspicion of knife crime as the number of youngsters carrying blades soars by 23 per cent
Shocking new figures reveal that the youngest person quizzed this year by police on suspicion of knife crime was just four years old.
The child was confronted in Manchester, echoing an incident in the area in 2016, when another four-year-old was questioned, as well as a boy aged five.
Meanwhile, a six-year-old was quizzed in Hull and an eight-year-old in Cumbria.Repeat child protection referrals linked to high caseloads
A report commissioned by the Department for Education looking into the issue of repeat referrals to children's services departments found that, after six years, more than half (55 per cent) of a sample of children who were referred to children's services in 2010/11 returned to the system at least once.Congress Members Aim to Restore Dignity to Incarcerated Women
From Rolling Stone magazine. "Numerous criminal justice reform proposals are floating around Capitol Hill, but most fail to explicitly take into account women in prison, many of whom get wrapped into charges against male partners. That leaves the nation's ever-expanding female prison population – which has exploded by more than 700 percent since 1980, meaning a third of every female prisoner on the planet is in a U.S. jail cell – all but locked out of the national debate. "Most crime is committed by immature young men
"How should we deal with young people – they are the most likely to commit crime, but very unlikely to be given a break simply because they are young."Job of the day Special Educational Needs Tribunal Officer
Lewisham Up to £32 per hour
Ensure that the Council’s Appeals to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) is effectively run annually To lead, manage and co-ordinate the process, procedures and data linked to the London Borough of Lewisham appeals SENDIST To represent the Local Authority at appeal hearings and ensuring compliance with subsequent Orders. To be a source of expert advice to the Council and SEN officers on all aspects of the SENDIST