Freedom of Information requests by the BBC and the online journal Community Care show that 350 under-18s have been treated on adult mental health wards to date in 2013-14. This is up from 257 in 2012-13.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a new safety alert for a particular type of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), following an incident in which an operator was killed when the MEWP platform became unstable and overturned.
The Department for Education has published an expanded edition of the Governors' Handbook. It features the following changes re the role and legal duties of governing bodies in maintained schools, academies and free schools.
On 31 January 2014, the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force (to be followed later in the year by changes to the corresponding legislation for Northern Ireland).
The New Schools Network has been granted funding to provide pre-application support to parents, teachers, community groups and others who are hoping to open free schools. The grant will also cover support for free schools that are open or in the planning pipeline.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has overhauled its guidance on working at height, with the aim of setting out the requirements in clear, simple terms and debunking common myths that can confuse employers.