Month: October 2015

Inquest finds hospital’s neglect and lack of observation contributed to young woman’s death

An inquest into the death of a young woman who was admitted to a psychiatric unit as a suicide risk, has found that the hospital’s neglect and lack of continuous observation contributed to her death. Becky Jones was taken to the Lister psychiatric unit in Stevenage, Hertfordshire as a place of safety under s. 136 […]

Professional Conduct proceedings against “Trojan Horse” teachers have started in Coventry this week

A Professional Conduct Panel in Coventry has commenced hearing the case brought by the National College for Teaching and Leadership against five of the teachers who taught at the so-called “Trojan Horse” schools in Birmingham. The proceedings are expected to last until December 2015. Examples of media coverage can be found here. Claire Darwin is […]

Ministry of Justice ordered to pay 52,500 GBP for failure to protect prisoner from attack by other prisoners

The Ministry of Justice has been ordered to pay £52,500 in damages to a vulnerable, high-profile prisoner for negligently failing to prevent three other prisoners from holding him down and cutting his throat, leaving him with severe post-traumatic stress disorder. The attack was planned retaliation by radicalised Muslim prisoners: the successful claimant, Radislav Krstić, was […]