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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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Accessing the child database: Asking for trouble?
Child database closed

By staff Activists are counting down until noon today, when the child database Contactpoint is closed. The controversial database, which was designed to protect children but resulted in accusations of privacy abuse, will be closed for two months before it is destroyed. The coalition government appears to have given a sympathetic hearing to the… Read more »

Public spending cuts threaten the stretched foster system
Care services can’t cope since Baby P

By Rebecca Burns A “chronic shortage” of foster services since the death of Baby P may put children in danger unless more foster carers are recruited soon, a leading foster charity has warned. Care services have seen a rise in demand since the death of 17-month-old Baby Peter in August 2007, when social services failed… Read more »