Your council’s performance

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has developed an on-line resource detailing the ombudsman’s contact with each English council – including (if you click on ‘annual statistics’) a copy of his annual ‘report’ letter.  These letters are mostly bland – but for a few naughty councils – they make interesting reading.  To access the tool – click here

Parents accused of inventing children’s illnesses

For an earlier ‘post’ concerned families being wrongly accused of fabricating or exaggerating their disabled child’s needs – see ‘Can you cope’. A follow up, and equally disturbing, report has been covered by Radio 5 Live as ‘Parents accused of inventing children’s illnesses’. For a link to the BBC article on this click here and to listen to the programme click here.