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Some of Hull's most vulnerable children will be put at risk by "alarming" new cutbacks, a union has warned.

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There can be no health without mental health. That simple statement sums up the mission set out in the mental health strategy I published just a little over two years ago.

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Schools are to be allowed to delay the introduction of a new national exam linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.

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Statutory agencies 'failed to stop unlawful use of force against children in privately run centres'

The unlawful use of restraint was widespread in privately run child jails in Britain for at least a decade, a high court judge has ruled for the first time.

Mr Justice Foskett said statutory agencies had failed to take action to stop the unlawful use of force against the large numbers of children held in the network of secure training centres run by G4S and Serco.

He singles out the youth justice board for its "apparent active promotion" until 2007 of restraint techniques which were subsequently banned.

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