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"In the wake of their decision to order the release of convicted sex offender John Worboys, the Parole Board, it seems, will be reviewed. But what exactly will be looked at? Will the review focus, as the Guardian reports, on “how the Parole Board makes its decisions” , leading to “a system overhaul”? Or is it a narrower look at how decisions, once made, are communicated to the public. "
"Watchdog warns of 'significant waste of resources' as teenagers at Cookham Wood miss 40 per cent of classes due to staff shortages while teachers and therapists 'wait in empty rooms'"
Some interesting appointments there!
Children’s services will get its third secretary of state in two years after the government announced Damian Hinds would be the new head of the Department for Education.
The move follows former education secretary Justine Greening, who had been in post since July 2016, quitting government yesterday (8 January).