Vital gaps in child protection in London’s East End are being plugged by a new computer system to alert social workers if a youngster with a Protection Order suddenly turns up at A&E with suspicious injuries or signs of neglect.
A petitioner challenging last May’s election for Mayor of Tower Hamlets has this week asked Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to suspend the Town Hall’s Returning officer from running next May’s General Election count.
Furious council members voted overwhelmingly at last night’s Tower Hamlets council meeting for embattled Mayor Lutfur Rahman to “pay out of his own pocket” if he increased the cost of the £1.2million auditors’ report into Town Hall spending by delaying tactics.
Emergency resolutions are being tabled at tonight’s Tower Hamlets council meeting to overhaul the system of public funds which have been dished out by embattled mayor Lutfur Rahman and how he sold off council buildings at knock-down prices.
A call for more local authority powers has been made by a Safeguarding Children board to protect youngsters in the wake of today’s critical Ofsted reports into Islamic fundamentalist links in schools in London’s East End.
Critical reports on six Muslim independent schools and a State comprehensive in London’s East End are expected today from the Ofsted watchdog, following government concerns about Islamic fundamentalism links.
Boris Johnson has ordered an audit of GLA funds handed over to Tower Hamlets—following on from Secretary of State Eric Pickles’ controversial audit which uncovered “lack of transparency” in Town Hall accounts.
Embattled Mayor Lutfur Rahman has accused Secretary of State Eric Pickles of being “excessive” in the latest round for the order to send in Whitehall commissioners to take over running Tower Hamlets’ £1.2 budget.
Embattled Mayor Lutfur Rahman has until midnight tonight before he has to comply with Secretary of State Eric Pickles’ to let government Commissioners into the Town Hall take control of Tower Hamlets’ £1.2 billion budget.