Children

  • Public Finance
    13 Nov 03
    NHS Direct must expand its capacity if it is to meet demand from patients and achieve the targets set by the government, the Commission for Health Improvement said this week.
  • Public Finance
    30 Oct 03
    A shadow was cast over plans to introduce a database for children this week after the British Medical Association said it would breach data protection law, while local authorities were also revealed...
  • Public Finance
    23 Oct 03
    Town hall leaders fear the government is pressing ahead too quickly with its reforms to children's services, after Education Secretary Charles Clarke revealed he wanted a Bill in next month's Queen's...
  • Public Finance
    16 Oct 03
    Social care is to get its own voice in Whitehall with the creation of a national director of social care, Health Secretary John Reid told social services chiefs this week.
  • Public Finance
    16 Oct 03
    The government has rejected independent research commissioned by the National Union of Teachers suggesting that this year's schools' funding crisis has resulted in the loss of almost 9,000 teaching...
  • Public Finance
    18 Sep 03
    The Liberal Democrats go into their conference at Brighton next week hoping for a boost from having either won or taken second place in the Brent East by-election, which was due to take place on 18...
  • Public Finance
    11 Sep 03
    A Conservative government would dismantle the 'command state' constructed by the Labour party and radically decentralise public services, according to a policy document setting out the party's reform...
  • Public Finance
    11 Sep 03
    Health, education and local authorities gave the 'biggest shake-up in children's services in 30 years' a muted welcome this week as they questioned the government's commitment to providing adequate...
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    21 Aug 03
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    21 Aug 03
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    21 Aug 03
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  • Public Finance
    7 Aug 03
    Accusations that England's schools are not doing enough to promote foreign languages were countered by the government this week, with the publication of new figures showing that almost three-quarters...
  • Public Finance
    7 Aug 03
    Ministers this week handed local authorities £37m to encourage popular schools to expand to try to prevent the annual parental scramble to enrol children at high-performing institutions.
  • Public Finance
    24 Jul 03
    Councils will have to produce just eight major service plans by 2006 after ministers unveiled details of long-awaited cuts in the number of documents that must be submitted to Whitehall. The...
  • Public Finance
    17 Jul 03
    It would seem the Department for Education and Skills has learned its lesson. The funding allocations for schools descended into confusion and mutual recrimination earlier this year, following the...
  • Public Finance
    10 Jul 03
    Minister for Children Margaret Hodge is to propose a commissioner for children in a green paper to be published in the autumn. She told a Local Government Association conference on July 8 that the...
  • Public Finance
    3 Jul 03
    Patients harmed by substandard NHS care will be offered an explanation and compensation of up to £30,000 under proposals unveiled this week that aim to cut the burgeoning health service clinical...
  • Public Finance
    3 Jul 03
    Threatening to prosecute parents has caused a marked reduction in classroom truancy, the government claimed this week. Figures from the Department for Education and Skills on July 2 showed that...
  • Public Finance
    19 Jun 03
    Education watchdogs have attacked the standard of sports lessons in England's schools, claiming that only a third are rated 'good' or better. In a report published on June 16, Ofsted inspectors...
  • Public Finance
    29 May 03
    Local authority bosses have been armed with statistics on private sector salaries to rebut allegations that they are overpaid. The information has been issued by the Society of Local Authority...
  • Public Finance
    29 May 03
    A Bill to abolish NHS trusts and establish community health partnerships in Scotland will be one of the first priorities of the Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition Executive, First Minister Jack...
  • Public Finance
    22 May 03
    Teaching unions have described Education Secretary Charles Clarke's overhaul of tests for primary school children as an 'awkward halfway house' that will give the false impression that the government...
  • Public Finance
    15 May 03
    Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council is failing to meet its statutory duties to vulnerable children, and its services for adults are in need of 'radical overhaul', inspectors have found. A damning...
  • Public Finance
    15 May 03
    Councils in Scotland look set to be elected by proportional representation after a deal was agreed between the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats for a new ruling coalition in Scotland. MSPs...
  • Public Finance
    15 May 03
    Chief executives and social services directors must clarify their roles and lines of accountability to ensure there is no repeat of the Anna Climbié case, a report has warned. Shared...

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