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Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: vulnerable children ‘slipped from view’ in pandemic

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The neglect and murder of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes was possible because vulnerable children “slipped from view” during the pandemic, the former children’s commissioner for England has said. Anne Longfield to...

GPs in England may stop monitoring vulnerable patients

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Ministers may allow GPs in England to halt regular monitoring of millions of patients with underlying health problems as part of the urgent new blitz on delivering Covid booster jabs. Sajid Javid and NHS bosses are lo...

England’s new Covid measures still leave clinically vulnerable people out in the cold

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Faux ruffled hair. Solemn tone. Boris Johnson’s emergency address this weekend about the new Omicron variant felt like a return to the old days of the pandemic. The measures announced, though, were hardly significant:...

Over 100,000 of the most vulnerable people have not had third jab

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A quarter of people with severely suppressed immunity that leaves them highly vulnerable to Covid have still not had a third vaccination, according to official figures that have caused serious concern among leading ca...

Vulnerable children unable to access help due to austerity, says inquiry

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More than a million vulnerable children in England are growing up emotionally damaged and with reduced life chances as a result of billions of pounds of austerity cuts to family support and youth services, according t...

A loophole is leaving the most vulnerable pupils in England at risk

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Every child, regardless of their background, deserves a good education and the chance to reach their full potential. But some children – often the most vulnerable – just don’t get that chance. While most children have...

The killing of Sophie Moss: why did a vulnerable mother’s attacker get such a short sentence?

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Last July, the home secretary, Priti Patel, fired off a triumphant tweet: “We have published a clause to end so-called ‘rough sex defence’ which enables perpetrators to avoid justice by claiming their victims consente...

My vulnerable father’s struggle to return a faulty John Lewis TV

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My parents, in their 90s with limited mobility and partial sight, ordered a television from their local John Lewis store and paid for delivery and installation. Two days after installation the screen went blank. My fa...

NHS trusts wrongly billing vulnerable migrants for maternity care, says charity

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NHS trusts are wrongly hounding vulnerable migrant women for payment of bills of thousands of pounds for maternity care, according to a report. While some women who have been trafficked, persecuted in their home count...

Vulnerable patient’s death at private hospital is a ‘scandal’, says mother

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A mother whose son was among three people who died at a private hospital for people with learning disabilities said his death was a “scandal” as a report highlighted a series of failings. Ben King, 32, who had Down’s ...

‘Panic made us vulnerable’: how 9/11 made the US surveillance state – and the Americans who fought back

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On the morning of 11 September 2001, an 18-year-old was driving his white Honda Civic on the way to work as a freelance web designer. It was a beautiful day under a sparkling blue sky, and as he sped down Maryland’s R...

Vulnerable children at risk as England faces shortfall of 25,000 foster families

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England faces a 25,000 shortfall in foster families over the next five years, amid complaints of a lack of support for existing carers and a broken system that pits councils against private agencies for potential cand...

Simon Bridges’ memoir reveals the candid, funny, vulnerable person behind the stiff exterior

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He walked in the door at the same time as my cat, which heightened the impression that he looked like something the cat dragged in. It was the day after Simon Bridges had been rolled as leader of the National Party. I...

Sending the army into locked-down Sydney will leave the most vulnerable feeling angry and targeted

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The New South Wales government’s eventual decision to accept troops to enforce Covid-19 public health restrictions and door-to-door compliance reflects the depths of the alarming crisis it finds itself in when it come...

‘Hunger has returned’: Covid piles further misery on Brazil’s vulnerable

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Even before coronavirus, life was a struggle on Regeneration Street, a rubbish-strewn skid row on the north side of Rio de Janeiro. Cadaverous crack addicts probe dumpsters for scraps of food; crestfallen down-and-out...

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