One of the most self-defeating and idiotic policies from this and previous Governments, finally gets the shove.
Do they not realise in their thick heads that the costs of failing to fill these posts with high quality perm staff due to poor pay, far outweighs the "savings" they make on paper by restraining pay.
Now onto probation officers, nurses, social workers, teachers, and the like please.
Attracting people into social work is getting easier in Scotland – but keeping them in the job will be increasingly difficult unless workloads are curbed.
This is the mixed picture to emerge from analysis of Scottish results in the latest Guardian survey of the profession, Social Lives 2017, launched in Edinburgh before an audience and expert panel.
Structural integration of health and social care in Scotland has presented new opportunities but also challenges for social work, not least in respect of lines of accountability and supervision.
The title surmises this short piece...Manila's overcrowded Quezon City jail – in pictures
"Even before Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drugs crackdown, the Philippines had one of the most congested prison systems in the world. Since the president took office, the prison population has increased by 22%. The photographer Noel Cellis witnessed conditions in Quezon City jail in Manila, where police arrest nearly 100 drug suspects each day."