Category Archive: Social Exclusion/ Welfare

Feb 03

UK – Children aged three are not learning to walk because of buggies, government warns

Children as old as three are unable to walk because they have spent so much time being pushed around in buggies and left in front of the television, a senior government adviser has warned. Louise Casey is overseeing Cameron’s new Troubled Families scheme Louise Casey, the head of the David Cameron’s troubled families unit, said …

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Jun 07

UK – Children from violent homes ‘more likely’ to hurt others

Over 6,000 children, young people and carers were questioned by the NSPCC Children who witness violence in the family home are more likely to carry a weapon or seriously hurt someone else, a charity’s study has concluded. The NSPCC said its survey found a clear link between violence in a child’s family and serious behaviour …

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May 28

UK – NHS removes word ‘Dad’ from pregnancy handbook in case it offends same sex couples

  Pregnancy booklet has been revised after a complaint The complaint said it was excluding same-sex couples to use term ‘dad’ Review identified ‘need to use language that was more inclusive’   The Health Service has removed the word ‘dad’ from a pregnancy handbook for fear of offending gay and lesbian parents. Officials decided to …

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Feb 28

ENGLAND – Mother pregnant with her TENTH child demands bigger council house on top of her £30,000 a year benefits

A mother pregnant with her tenth child has demanded a bigger council house in the countryside, despite raking in almost £30,000 a year in state handouts. Iona Heaton, 43, said her four-bedroom home in Blackburn is too small for her enormous family and complained that the property is cold, damp and festering with mould. The …

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Feb 21

ENGLAND – Mother who neglected and attacked young daughter in squalid, filthy home, is spared jail – for the girl’s sake

Girl lived in squalor in house stinking of urine Officers found overflowing ashtrays, drug paraphernalia – and blood-stained duvet ‘Disgusted’ judge allows mother to WALK FREE from court – on girl’s request   These are the scenes of squalor which greeted police when they arrived to rescue a young girl from neglectful and abusive parents. …

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Feb 07

ENGLAND – Mum: I’m always getting drunk with my 11-year-old son

Young boozer … an 11-year-old was hospitalised after getting drunk with mum (posed by model)   A DRINK-SODDEN mum who went on a boozing binge with her 11-year-old son told horrified onlookers: “We always get drunk together.” The lad — more than twice the drink-drive limit after swigging vodka and lager — was staggering into …

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