Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced an early roll-out of “free places” from this September. What are free places and how will the scheme work? Will two-year-olds be entitled to a free early education place?
The older people who make up the majority of the clients of our domiciliary care agency often seem reluctant to take on the responsibility for managing their own care finances. Why then do the Government and our local authority pressurise them to take on personal budgets?
The school is revising and updating its absence management procedure. We are preparing a draft for consultation. Is it advisable to make clear in the procedure when a member of staff's sick pay can be suspended?