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A family and friends foster carer who took on three vulnerable children after their mother was unable to care for them, failed to get council support for the arrangement for six years. Now, following an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO), LB Tower Hamlets has been asked to provide…
The trauma suffered by Ealing vicarage rape victim Jill Saward along with her heartfelt campaign against sexual violence must have had a terrible impact, her boyfriend at the time has said. David Kerr says he is "distraught over Jill's death so young". The 51-year-old died after suffering a stroke earlier…
A mentally ill carer has been locked up indefinitely for battering his 81-year-old father to death while under the "intolerable" pressure of looking after both his handicapped parents. Mohsin Manji, 45, had paranoid schizophrenia for some 25 years yet had taken sole day-to-day responsibility for his bedridden disabled father and…
A sixth woman has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged assaults on pensioners at a care home, police said. She was held on December 19 on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, by officers probing allegations concerning Rosecroft Residential Home in Bromley, south-east London. Her arrest followed that of five others…
Theresa May has spoken of putting "prevention at the heart of tackling homelessness" as she has unveiled £20 million of funding to stop people becoming rough sleepers on the streets of London. Funding for "Homelessness Prevention Trailblazers" in 19 boroughs of the capital were among projects announced by the Prime…
A man who said he was sexually abused and beaten at a south London children's home has described his harrowing experiences. Paul Annon was put into care with his two brothers after their mother died, and was just five or six years old when the abuse started at Shirley Oaks…
Millions of pounds are expected to be paid to former residents of a children's home at the centre of sexual abuse on an "industrial scale". The Shirley Oaks Survivors Association (Sosa), which represents 700 people who say they were abused at the home run by Lambeth Council in south London…
Social services bosses at a London council have come under fire from a senior family court judge over the way they handled a case involving a 21-year-old woman and her two-year-old daughter. Mr Justice Moor has listed a series of "failings" by staff at Redbridge Council after deciding that the…
The public has been left at greater risk of harm because of the poor performance of a privately-owned probation company responsible for supervising thousands of criminals in the community, watchdogs have warned. Some offenders were not seen for weeks or months and some were lost in the system altogether, according…
The biggest hospital in Europe has been ordered to improve security on its maternity ward after inspectors found that mothers "might leave the unit with the wrong baby". Some babies born at The Royal London Hospital had no name tags - which could lead to them going home with the…
A renowned Belgian neuroscientist is to head the new £250 million UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) which will put Britain at the cutting edge of science aimed at combating brain diseases. Professor Bart De Strooper (pictured) has spoken of his hopes for a "paradigm shift" in the way neurodegenerative conditions…
Broadmoor, the psychiatric hospital that has housed some of the UK's most notorious killers, has been told it must urgently improve. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a warning notice to West London Mental Health NHS Trust saying it must make "significant improvements" at the high security hospital. Inspectors…