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An ambulance service worker who developed a psychiatric condition after she was exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning during her shift has won £279,998 High Court damages. Solo responder Diane Kennedy, who had been employed by the London Ambulance Service (LAS) for 10 years, returned to the depot in April 2011…
Hundreds of impoverished children buried in unmarked graves are set to be honoured with a special memorial. A £10,000 Portland stone sculpture depicting a pair of hands releasing a symbolic cockney sparrow will be unveiled at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in east London. The two-metre memorial - carved by Tom…
The extent of the mental and physical health problems caused by homelessness is laid bare in a new report. Research into the experiences of 64 people who are homeless or facing housing problems in Newham, London, found some living in slum-like temporary housing and others living in constant insecurity and…
Britain's largest police force is putting children at risk because of "serious errors" in its response to child sexual abuse, according to inspectors. The Metropolitan Police was found to be inconsistent in its handling of child abuse and sex exploitation cases and had a lack of leadership, HM Inspectorate of…
Radio DJ Sara Cox, James Bond actor Colin Salmon and celebrity chef Marcus Wareing were among those sleeping rough on the streets of London on Thursday night to support youth homelessness charity Centrepoint. The organisation was hosting its annual fundraiser Sleep Out, which sees famous faces bed down outdoors for…
When hair-dressing or estate agency are booming we hear about the benefits. When social care is booming, we only tend to hear about the costs. The miracle of longevity is translated as the ‘care crisis’. However, there is a chance to make ageing the catalyst for a stronger economy and…
Scotland Yard made "numerous errors" in its doomed investigation into VIP paedophile allegations, a highly critical report has found. Retired High Court judge Sir Richard Henriques said the decision to abandon the inquiry should have been taken much earlier. He identified a catalogue of failings in the £2.5 million Operation…
A High Court judge has criticised local authority social services bosses over their handling of a case involving a two-year-girl who may be taken from the care of her mother. Mr Justice MacDonald said bosses at the London Borough of Redbridge had "comprehensively" failed to comply with his directions and…
Researchers from City, University of London have developed a serious game in collaboration with mental health service users to support and prepare people being discharged from secure mental health services into the community. The study, which is published in the journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, shows how such…
New to the 2016 academic year, MA Early Childhood Studies is part of London Met’s distance learning programme where students are able to complete their studies whilst working, or even whilst living in a different country. This was true of Koral Belitsos who successfully graduated in July 2016 with an…
A union is taking a legal case on behalf of home care workers, saying they are paid less than half the minimum wage. Seventeen home care workers employed across the London Borough of Haringey, backed by their union Unison, are taking a number of care companies and the council to…
Child victims of sexual abuse will be able to receive support and protection under one roof as part of a pilot project brought forward by Amber Rudd and Sadiq Khan. The Home Secretary and Mayor of London will this week set out plans for two "Child Houses" where children will…