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We find more children are being taken into care with fewer foster carers to look after them as we launch Barnardo’s 10th Annual Fostering Campaign 2019, which are fronted by The Only Way Is Essex Actor Ms Lydia Bright and Ms Debbie Douglas. The fact is this that the number of children in care in England has risen by 27 per cent in the last 10 years, against which we urgently appeal for more people to consider fostering. In the past decade, Barnardo’s foster carers have looked after thousands of children, giving them the best chance to have a happier and positive future.

However, we are concerned that there are not enough suitable foster families to take care of the increasing numbers of vulnerable children in care. Increasing child poverty, a lack of early intervention and support for families before they reach crisis point and a heightened awareness of abuse and neglect are among the complex reasons more and more children and young people are being taken into care. But figures from Ofsted show that the number of approved carers has dropped by 950 in just one year. If, these trends continue it will become, even, more difficult to find good foster placements for vulnerable children. Join In and Support Our Annual Fostering Campaign 2019.

 

 

 

|| January 08: 2019 || ά. The UK Parliament has, today, for the first time in a very long time, united together against the Government behind a major vote: it has declared its position against a No-Deal exiting of UK from the European Union. The parliamentary vote was not directly related to the exit, as the vote was for an all-party amendment to the Finance Bill but the amendment relates to exiting the European Union financing. However, this stance of the Parliament, against a No-Deal exit, has been taking shape for a long time but, finally, the Parliament has risen united in the majority, that declared this stance today: the United Kingdom can not be let to crash out of the European Union without a deal in place. The Humanion sees this act of Parliament today as the first of three most natural acts of the Parliament, that, for the sake of the national interest, people and the country, the sovereign parliament of the country, ought to take at this dangerously perilous time of increasing but entrenched division across the country, people, politics and all other arenas.

With this first act the Parliament has declared that it would not just sit by and watch the Government drag down the country towards this ruinous path, getting the UK crashing out of the European Union with No-Deal. Respecting the Referendum results with the clear and accepted note to go with it: that almost as many people voted to remain, the Government simply can not drag the country out of the European Union without any deal. The people did not vote for that in the European Union Referendum. Neither the leaving side nor the remain voted to accept and give consent to such dangerous departure without No-Deal. The government does not have that mandate from the people of this country. They voted with a slim majority to leave but not to leave in such a dangerous and ruinous fashion with No-Deal nor did the remain voting part of the country voted with consent given to the government to leave the EU with No-Deal. The Government does not have that mandate and it does not have the mandate to waste public funds in the utter waste of so-called No-Deal preparations! Today the Parliament has come together with a majority around a first consensus and acted in support of that stance: a No-Deal is not going to be watched idly by the House of the Nation. A No-Deal is dead and buried today.:::ω.

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Paddy Ashdown: Served His Country and People to the Very Best of His Abilities at All Times: Like a Giant One That Is One of a Kind

 

 

|| December 23: 2018 || ά. Paddy to people, who knew him enough to issue him a nick name or Paddy Ashdown or Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon but none of these says what and who he had been in his giant of a life and existence, which ended yesterday with the last and dignified struggle he had put up against cancer of the bladder and called it a day. In October the country came to hear of this and he is gone few weeks later. Paddy Ashdown was an MP and one among the greatest MPs the House of Commons had ever produced. He was the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, the Leader, who had crafted, constructed and engineered his Party, one, that no one counted for anything to a formidable political force, that no one dared ‘not counting’ any longer. He was the single most and inspirational ‘worker’ of that Party, who could and did inspire a generation of young minds towards liberal values in a society where Conservatism was seen, as, if, it was ‘natural’ politics. His life’s work, resolute, determined and fearless work, commitment and dedication, that built the Liberal Democrats to become this force, this positive force, this formidable force, have no parallel. Paddy Ashdown was one of a kind.

Now, after the more than a decade long-work he had passed the baton to a right and equally talented but younger Leader in the name of late Charles Kennedy, who just took the Party to the height, that no one had imagined anyone could take it. Following his courageous, firm and passionate standing and campaigning against the Iraq war the Liberal Party through the leadership of Kennedy became a truly valid and structured political force, that was poised to contemplate, for the first time, they can, one day, soon, form a government. That was the work of his life, Paddy Ashdown MP’s life’s works on which Charles Kennedy stood with his new army of MPs bursting with faith, energy, belief and unrestfulness. Sad to say that one built it, another grew it much so that another takes it down and tears it apart so that Liberal Democrats are now thrown down to a sad and lonely place. Were they not to lose sight of their vision and remained on the solid, sure and confident grounds of the brightest possible liberal identity, they did not have to go and destroy themselves by joining a bankrupt coalition government with the Conservative Party, they would have been able to go further and beyond what no one could imagine: to be a Party, that could have achieved power, without, even, proportional representation. But that was probably too much of a long wait for many. They could wait no longer. But Paddy Ashdown did not think his job was to waste away in waiting: he stood, he worked, he campaigned and he knew how to reach and inspire the grassroots and he kept at it and truly made liberalism a principled, grounded and righteous place to be: for a liberal society grounded in fairness, open and future-bound in social justice.

Once he had left the leadership position and ceased being an MP he continued working in the country and served many international positions and he was passionate about the work he did in the rebuilding of Bosnia and many other places in the world. Paddy Ashdown was, probably, the last giant of a politician this country has ever produced. He is the best Prime Minister Britain never had. He was principled, vocal and, yet, always, right at the centre of the best argument regardless of what the issue was or the agenda. His articulation ability was second to none. When he spoke regardless of his minority position in parliament or anywhere else and regardless of who the audiences were everyone paid attention.:::ω.

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission to Work With the Royal Bank of Scotland to Promote Disability Access to Its Mobile Branches

 

 

 

|| December 20: 2018 || ά. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced that it is working with the Royal Bank of Scotland:RBS to promote access for disabled people to its mobile branches. Speaking at the launch Ms Lynn Welsh, the Commission’s Head of Legal in Scotland, said, ‘’We are pleased to be able to announce this positive move from RBS to ensure that their mobile branches are accessible to disabled people.

‘’This includes introducing adjustments for visually impaired customers and those with hearing loss, as well as, exploring how the van can be adapted to provide wheelchair access. The bank will, also, be improving its communication with disabled customers, providing further training to staff and, on our recommendation, is strengthening its work with disabled people’s organisations.’’ Ms Welsh said.

‘’This is, particularly, important because we know that disabled people are less likely to use the internet compared with non-disabled people. This means that many disabled people still rely on and need to be able to access local banking services to do day to day things, like withdraw and transfer money, get financial advice and pay bills.’’ she said.

RBS agreed to work with the Commission after it provided advice and guidance about how they could identify additional steps to improve the accessibility of mobile banking services.

The bank has agreed to keep the Commission informed about the progress they are making.:::ω.

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Editorial Exiting the European Union: The Final Referendum: Membership of a Club Offers Advantages Benefits and Privileges to Its Members for a Membership Fee and a Commitment That All Members Will Always Abide by Its Rules and Regulations: Under No Circumstance A Member Leaving the Club Can Get a Better Deal with the Club Than Being a Member

 

|| November 28: 2018 || ά. This is logic. This is simply because the Club exists to offer these advantages, benefits and privileges to all its members; were it to offer a ‘better’ set of these advantages to non-members it disavows its core reason detour: to exist for the membership’s sole benefits. In other words, were the Club to do so, to act against its own members and to offer a better set of benefits to non-members, no one would remain in that Club nor would anyone want to join it, since, who would like to subscribe to be member of this Club and pay a big membership fee only to be offered a worse deal of benefits compared to what are offered to non-members, who do not pay that membership fee nor do they have to abide by the Club’s rules and regulations? In this, the Club has no attractions to attract new members and has all the reasons to lose all existing members and in this it acts against its own existence, which, it can not sustain because it has no means to achieve an income, since, it has lost or, will do, all its members. Furthermore, when such a Club offers a better set of benefits to non-members, who do not pay any membership fee, it does so with the membership’s ‘funds’, which are supposed to be used for the sole benefits of all members. This is the rudimentary, bare and simple truth, that is applicable to this whole sorry saga of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. However, this truth has been missing from the public discourse ever since the European Referendum.

There have been all these conundrums about negotiating a deal with the European Union since the European Referendum but no one has presented to the country this rudimentary, bare and simple truth that the European Union, as a body of many nations, can not act against its own membership and, must, always, protect the interests of all its members. These two are the ‘determining’ and ‘absolute’ criteria for the Union. These, it can not but follow and, therefore, it can not negotiate a deal, harming its own membership, who pays substantial membership fees every year and are, thus, entitled to the set-out advantages, benefits and privileges. In other words, the European Union’s hands are ‘locked’ by these two determining and absolute criteria, that are non-negotiable. Here, then, United Kingdom goes to negotiate and what does it expect? It took the view that ‘No deal is better than a bad deal’, as the Prime Minister set it out. This statement is an absolute muddle: The Worst Deal is leaving the European Union as opposed to the Best Deal in staying in the European Union. The worse deal, therefore, is leaving the EU with ‘No deal’ and, any other possible deal, is not a bad one but just one bad one picked out of a whole lot of all possible bad deals with the EU for the only deal, that is the best deal, is only available to the EU members. Therefore, to suggest a No Deal is better than a bad one is absolutely wrong. But the UK went into the negotiation with this muddle and what did it expect?

Before we answer this question, let us see, how the UK enters this negotiation. The UK, as a state and government, has the same two determining and absolute criteria: to act protecting and not harming its membership or the people of this country. But this UK state and government were ‘imposed’ a ‘mandatory abandonment’ of these two determining and absolute criteria because the Referendum result, effectively, ‘dictated it’ to them that they can not but follow. And, therefore, the UK goes into the negotiation, having lost its two determining criteria and, thus, not acting to protect and not harm its own interest, which had already been done by the Referendum: it, simply and barely, tries to negotiate a deal from all the inferior positions left outside the membership of the EU and all these inferior deals are made of all possible worse deals for the UK. In this the UK has no true or real choice, which the Referendum result has taken away. This is, possibly, the most worst negotiating position imaginable: doing so not to choose but to get to a state whereby one simply says to oneself: all harm and hurt but this one does so a little easier and a little less for a little less longer than the others with a little less severity than the all others.:::ω.

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The Scottish Affairs Committee Report: The Two Governments Must Work Together to Improve Broadband and Mobile Coverage

 

 

 

|| July 23: 2018 || ά. The Scottish Affairs Committee warns that some areas in Scotland are at risk of being left behind and calls on both the UK and Scottish Government to work together to address this problem. While noting the improvements, that have been made in recent years, the Report highlights the challenges poor coverage can cause for rural communities in a 'digital-first' society and proposes solutions to strengthen consumer rights and improve Government programmes encouraging investment by private providers.

The Report welcomes the existing 'right to exit' policy, under which consumers are entitled to leave a provider, if, the service they receive falls below that advertised. However, this policy only works, if, another provider is available for them to switch to, which is, often, not the case in rural areas. The Committee, therefore, recommends that Ofcom consults on automatic compensation in areas only serviced by one provider, where speeds fall below the minimum guaranteed level. In addition, the Report highlights that the language used to describe broadband services is, often, unclear.

To ensure consumers know exactly what they are paying for, the Report recommends that service providers should not be allowed to use the term 'fibre broadband' when they are in fact using copper technology, which delivers much slower speeds.

The report acknowledges the differences between the UK and Scottish Governments in their approaches to broadband delivery but highlights that both share a commitment to improving coverage for all. Given this shared aim, as well as, an acceptance from both sides that the relationship needs to improve in this area, the Committee recommends that the two Governments find ways to effectively work together to provide coverage to the whole of Scotland, including, on their two programmes, the UK Government's USO and the Scottish Government’s R100 programme, which both aim to provide broadband coverage to the most remote areas.

The Report welcomes the actions of both Governments to provide broadband coverage to the ‘final 05%’ because people in rural areas face a much greater challenge in getting connected. The UK Government has announced its Universal Service Obligation:USO, which will give all consumers the right to request a connection of 10Mbps minimum download speed by 2020.

While welcoming this commitment the Committee questions whether this speed will meet increasing consumer needs and call on the Government to review this target and ensure it represents the absolute minimum speeds, that consumers will receive. 

The USO contains a 'reasonable cost threshold' of £3,400 for providing a property with a connection, with individuals paying any additional costs. The Report highlights the real risk, that some rural areas could be excluded by this threshold and calls upon the UK Government to set out what additional support will be made available.

The Report welcomes the funding, that the UK Government has made available to businesses and local authorities, particularly, through the Gigabit Voucher Scheme but call on the UK Government to change the funding rules to make it easier for rural communities to benefit from this scheme. 

The Report recognises the vast improvements, that Scotland has seen in mobile phone coverage, only 30% of Scotland's land mass covered by four-G services from all operators. The Committee welcomes Ofcom's plan to require mobile operators to cover 76% of Scotland landmass, and call on Ofcom to monitor the impact this has on mobile coverage on Scotland's A and B roads, where poor coverage is causing particular problems for businesses operating on the move. The Committee, also, calls on Ofcom to do more work to explore how consumer could roam between different networks in areas, that are only served by one provider.

Providers were clear to the Committee that regulatory barriers to deployment could have a significant impact on the rollout of full-fibre and five-G infrastructure, despite welcome moves by the UK Government to reform the Electronic Communications Code and establish a Barrier Busting Task Force. In order to further reduce regulatory barriers and facilitate much-needed infrastructure deployment, the Committee says that a joint approach between the UK and Scottish Governments, as well as, local authorities, is essential.

Mr Pete Wishart, the Chair of the Scottish Affairs Committee, said, "Digital connectivity is an essential part of modern life and an indispensable tool for stimulating economic growth. Throughout the course of our inquiry, witnesses highlighted the value of reliable, fast broadband and mobile coverage and many members of the public and community groups got in touch to raises the problems they had getting online.

Scotland's challenging geography and remote communities make it one of the most difficult places to deliver broadband and mobile coverage in Europe and, while good progress has been made, there is still more to do. Our Report makes recommendations about the way forward and emphasises the importance of both Governments working together to make this happen." :::ω.

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United Kingdom The British Medical Association Annual Conference 2018 Told: The Foundation of General Practice Is at Risk of Collapse But Can Be Rebuilt

|| June 26: 2018 || ά. The UK GP Leader has told the country’s doctors that the foundation of general practice on which the NHS depends has ‘serious structural faults’ but that he is committed to rebuilding it to ensure the future of the health service. Speaking to the British Medical Association:BMA members at its Annual Conference 2018, taking place in Brighton, Dr Richard Vautrey, the BMA GP Committee UK Chair, highlighted the invaluable footing, that primary care provides for the health service, but said that that was at risk as GPs report unmanageable workload pressures, hundreds of practices close and doctors leave the profession.

Delivering his speech at the Brighton Centre, Dr Vautrey said, For 70 years, general practice has been the foundation on which the NHS has been built. For 70 years general practice is where the vast majority of patient contacts have occurred, where, generation after generation, have been looked after by GPs and their teams, embedded within their community, providing care, even, before the cradle and, often, after the grave to those left behind, grieving the loss of loved ones. It’s been on this foundation of general practice and the primary care we provide, that other NHS services have depended.

Dr Vautrey went onto saying, We’ve managed demand, enabled efficient working elsewhere in the system, directed patients to the right specialist service, been innovative in care pathway design and, above all, managed clinical risk on behalf of the NHS as a whole. But when nearly 40 per cent of GPs intend to quit direct patient care in the next five years and over 90 per cent of GPs are reporting considerable or high workload pressures, we know that the foundation of general practice has serious structural faults.






Exiting the European Union: Scotland Will Struggle to Compete for Migrant Workers



|| June 25: 2018: University of Glasgow News || ά. New research conducted by the universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow suggests that a post-EU Scotland is likely to find itself losing out on much-needed low-skilled migrant labour from the European Economic Area:EEA to English-speaking countries, such as, North America, Australia, and to countries within the EEA. he study, ‘Choices Ahead: Approaches to Lower Skilled Labour Migration After Brexit’ investigated how migrants reach decisions about where to work, it found that key Scottish sectors, such as, agriculture, care, construction and hospitality are likely to lose out, when the current arrangements end in 2019.

The relatively high level of flexibility and security offered by the current arrangements gives Scotland and other areas of the UK a competitive advantage over destinations, such as, the USA. In addition to factors affecting migrant decisions, the report considered visa schemes available in other industrialised countries and assessed how these chimed with migrant motivations. The authors contrasted these options with current proposals for regulating migration to lower-skilled jobs once free movement ends. They identified a lack of joined-up thinking, meaning that the current proposals failed to balance the skills needs of key sectors with, for example, the demographic needs of Scotland and Scotland’s rural areas in particular.

Professor Rebecca Kay, Co-author, from the University of Glasgow's School of Social and Political Sciences, said, "Each year thousands of European nationals fill lower-skilled job vacancies in many UK industries like agriculture and care work. Many have stayed longer-term, raising families and contributing to their local communities.

Policy makers designing new immigration policy must consider the varied needs of these workers and the attractiveness of the UK as a destination. Policy design will impact both on our ability to attract migrant workers at all and on the types of migrants, who are willing to come to or settle in our country."

Her Co-author Dr Sarah Kyambi of the University of Edinburgh, said, "The UK is ill-served by immigration policymakers not considering the full range of goals to be pursued from immigration and not exploring the potential of the full range of programmes to meet them.

These case studies from other industrialised countries show that the range of programmes for migration into lower skilled work is wider than temporary, restrictive schemes.

Where labour needs are longer term or immigration plays a role in meeting demographic challenges, more flexible and generous regimes are more appropriate. As well as, competing to attract ‘the brightest and the best’, it is time to recognise the value of immigration into lower skilled work."

Another Co-author, Professor Christina Boswell of the University of Edinburgh, said, "Most of the discussion about immigration needs after Brexit has focused on higher skilled occupations with the assumption being that we can regulate lower-skilled immigration through temporary and seasonal schemes.

But experience from other countries suggests that such temporary schemes can have serious drawbacks, leading to vulnerability, a high level of churn and challenges with enforcement. And such restricted rights programmes are likely to be far less appealing to EEA nationals."

The report’s policy recommendations include:

Policy makers need to balance a range of labour market, demographic and social goals in developing policies to regulate low-skilled migration. But crucially, they, also, need to consider how different programmes are likely to affect decisions on mobility and settlement. A shift to a more restrictive system is likely to have substantial effects on the supply of EEA nationals into lower-skilled jobs.

Whatever programme is adopted, the UK and Scotland will have to compete with other countries as potential migrant destinations. For EEA nationals, other countries within the EEA will become attractive alternatives. Other English-speaking countries, e.g, USA, Canada or Australia, with more complex entry requirements, may, also, begin to emerge as more attractive destinations, especially, for younger migrants with good English-language skills.’

The authors of the report are Dr Sarah Kyambi, University of Edinburgh , Professor Rebecca Kay, University of Glasgow, Professor Christina Boswell, University of Edinburgh, Dr Holly Porteous, University of Glasgow.

The research was principally funded by the Economic and Social Research Council:ESRC with a small contribution from the Scottish Government. :::ω.

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The Scottish Parliament Justice Committee Repot: Too Many People Particularly Female Prisoners are Kept in Remand Unnecessarily Since Only 30% of the Female Remand Prisoners Go Onto Getting a Custodial Sentence




|| June 25: 2018 || ά. The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has found that the proportion of remand prisoners in Scotland is high, particularly, amongst female prisoners, where remand prisoners account for, almost, a quarter of the total female prison population. The Committee, also, found that time spent on remand can result in disruption to an individual’s benefits, housing, employment, medical treatment and to their wider family.

The Committee heard that being on remand is largely unproductive and that access to services for these prisoners is limited. Significantly, only 30% of the women held on remand go on to receive custodial sentences. Whilst the Committee was strongly in favour of remand being used where there appears to be a risk to wider society, it has criticised the lack of data to explain the decisions of ‘sheriffs or ‘judges’ when bail is refused.

Furthermore, the committee suggested there should be greater consistency in terms of effective alternatives to remand, such as, supervised bail models and that these are sufficiently resourced.

Speaking as the report was published, Committee Convener, Ms Margaret Mitchell MSP, said, ‘’The need to protect society and to keep those, who are a threat to the public off the streets is paramount.

However, the number of those held on remand in our prisons now is higher than in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The Committee was concerned, therefore, to hear that there is a lack of clear understanding as to what lies behind this rise.

In short, we want to make sure that those held on remand are there for a good reason. This is, especially, important as the disruption to the life of a person sent to prison on remand but, who then does not receive a custodial sentence, can be profound.”

Remand is either when an accused person, following a first appearance in court, is kept in custody prior to trial or when a convicted person is kept in custody prior to sentencing or when a convicted person is kept in custody pending an appeal.

This report is primarily concerned with the first category of remand.

Read the Report:::ω.

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