Home alone children
Home alone children
THE 24-hour, multi-media culture, spewing out violent, sexual and sensationalised images and information, is piling pressure on children, Gordon Brown warned yesterday.
A "BIG Brother" monitoring system has been installed in Edinburgh high rise flats to protect vulnerable residents.
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HOME-ALONE toddler Michael McGarrity is looking forward to a new life with his grandmother after she was awarded custody of the youngster.
A FATHER who locked his two young children in their Edinburgh house for more than two hours while he went to work has been fined £300.
A father locked his two young children in their Edinburgh house alone while he went to work during the Christmas holiday.
HEALTH chiefs today insisted that a full account of what happened to home-alone toddler Michael McGarrity would be made public after disciplinary proceedings against two NHS staff had concluded.
HEALTH chiefs are investigating whether home-alone toddler Michael McGarrity would have been found sooner had the family GP reported that his drug-addict mother had failed to collect a methadone prescription.
A FURIOUS row has erupted over a leaked report which fails to clearly disclose why nursery staff were not told about the family drug history of a home-alone toddler.
COUNCIL staff did not tell nursery workers the mother of home-alone toddler Michael McGarrity was a recovering drug addict because she asked them not to, it emerged today.
HEALTH workers have failed to report concerns about the welfare of 4000 children in the Lothians.
HOME-ALONE toddler Michael McGarrity has been placed into the home of a foster carer specially trained to help him cope with his traumatic ordeal.
POLICE and social services inquiries were underway last night after it emerged a mother had abandoned her 11-year-old son at an airport as she flew out for a Christmas holiday in the Canary Islands.
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