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Council social services bosses have apologised after a High Court judge criticised their handling of two cases involving children.Mr Justice Keehan complained of "incompetence and serial failings" by staff at Herefordshire Council in the handling of a case involving twins.Lawyers representing each twin had alleged breaches of the human right…
Bosses at a council condemned by a High Court judge over the handing of children in care say they deeply regret "past failings". Herefordshire Council says it has "changed its practice". Mr Justice Keehan had complained of "egregious abuse" of legislation designed to provide accommodation to children who did not…
A High Court judge has condemned a council as a result of "dreadful failures" in the handling of children in its care. Mr Justice Keehan said he had decided to publicly identify Herefordshire Council because people have a "legitimate interest" in knowing what public bodies do and do not do.…
An American pensioner with dementia was flown to Britain and left in a car park by his wife and son, according to court documents in the US. Roger Curry was allegedly abandoned in the car park of Hereford bus station on November 7 2015 after travelling from his home in…
The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) have fined Herefordshire Council over delays in finding suitable care home accomodation for a vulnerable man. Details published today by the LGO reveal that the man was left for 11 months in an unsuitable care home because busy social workers delayed finding him the appropriate…
A joint-venture by the Alzheimer’s Society, Herefordshire Council and the University of Worcester has resulted in the opening of a new service for people living with mild to moderate dementia and their carers in Leominster, Herefordshire. The 'Meeting Centre', which is set to open on on Monday 1 February 2016,…