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A project to recruit more nursery staff from ethnic minorities has been launched by the Scottish Government.The £140,000 scheme aims to increase the diversity of the early learning and childcare (ELC) workforce while attempting to recruit enough staff to deliver the near-doubling of free childcare.It has been estimated up to…
Indefinite detention of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants "should put us to shame", a Labour MP has said.Tulip Siddiq (pictured) told MPs that detaining people indefinitely was a "blight on their human rights of freedom".The MP for Hampstead and Kilburn called on the Government to "act now" and make provision…
The "toxic" Tory Government has been blamed by the SNP for stirring up anti-immigrant feeling in working-class people through a lack of public investment.The party's justice and home affairs spokeswoman Joanna Cherry (pictured) said the Conservative administration had "created a great deal of poverty" through its policies.She said: "I notice…
Jeremy Corbyn triggered fury on the Tory benches as he accused them of labelling disabled people "scroungers" and creating a "hostile environment" for people on benefits.Prime Minister Theresa May could be seen saying "outrageous" while her Conservative colleagues shouted "Withdraw" at the Labour leader as he criticised the Government's treatment…
The Home Office failed to act on repeated warning signs of Windrush failings and has yet to establish the full scale of the scandal, a major new report has found.Whitehall's spending watchdog said the department was aware of "credible information" about possible issues as long as four years ago.Official impact…
Care for autistic children is "not good enough", ministers have said, as they launched a review into the Government's autism strategy.Care Minister Caroline Dinenage (pictured) said that many autistic children are "falling through the cracks".The Government's autism strategy was last revised in 2015 and only covers adults in England.Ministers have…
The man known as "Nick" whose allegations sparked the Westminster sex abuse probe can now be identified after a judge lifted legal restriction.Carl Beech (pictured), 50, who is accused of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court via videolink.Judge…
An "epidemic" of online child abuse must be tackled with new data laws, Security Minister Ben Wallace has told MPs.He said there had been a 700% rise in child abuse being reported by tech companies in the last five years as he urged MPs to support new laws to speed…
Ministers have revealed 49 people deported to Commonwealth countries have not been contacted by the Windrush task force, leading MPs to claim the Home Office "hasn't learned anything" from the scandal.The 49, who had been held in UK detention centres, were flown to Ghana and Nigeria between March and September…
The Government is being urged to make firms publish their disability pay gaps after new research suggested the difference with other workers has hit more than £2,800 a year.The TUC said disabled workers were earning on average 15% less than other employees, rising to 29% for those with mental illnesses…
The Scottish Government has announced £8.5 million in funding to improve forensic medical examinations and other health services for victims of rape and sexual assault.This financial year, £2.5 million will go towards recruiting staff, providing training and building facilities.The remaining £6 million will be split equally between 2019-20 and 2020-21.It…
Ministers have been urged to review cuts to sexual health budgets by the first MP to announce that he has HIV during a House of Commons debate.Lloyd Russell-Moyle (pictured), Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown, said he felt he had to speak out about an issue which affected him personally.He is…
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