Greater Manchester

‘Systematic failings’ in England’s care system as boy restrained in hospital

The “shameful” case of a violent 12-year-old boy who was detained in hospital by 15 police officers illustrates the “systemic failings” in England’s care system, according to the body representing all of England’s directors of children’s services. The boy was physically and chemically restrained in hospital last month. The disruption meant seriously ill children had […] […]

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire mum died after several calls to police over abuser boyfriend

A Lincolnshire domestic abuse victim died after waiting eight minutes on hold to police, desperately attempting to report her boyfriend, according to an investigation by the New York Times based on a leaked confidential report. The Independent Office for Police Conduct has today told The Lincolnite it has cleared Lincolnshire Police of any breaches, despite multiple […] […]