20/01/2022: MoJ Has Under Invested In Its Female Offender Strategy

The Ministry of Justice has made limited progress on its Female Offender Strategy to improve outcomes for women in the criminal justice system because it has not prioritised investment in this work, . . . according to a report published yesterday by the National Audit Office (NAO). As readers know, women in the justice system have distinct needs and worse outcomes than men.
Russell Webster

19/01/2022: Covid in schools: Inquiry launched to find 100,000 pupils absent in England

An inquiry is being launched into children who are not attending school in the wake of national lockdowns, the children’s commissioner for England has said. Dame Rachel de Souza said between 80,000 . . . and 100,000 children were not on any school rolls at all. “Literally, I am going to go out and find them,” she told BBC News.