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DfE sets out improvements needed to Tower Hamlets children’s service

By on September 13, 2017 in News, Tower Hamlets council with 1 Comment
DfE sets out improvements needed to Tower Hamlets children’s service

The Department for Education (DfE) has issued a formal Direction order to Tower Hamlets council due to the inadequate performance in children’s services revealed in the Ofsted report of April this year.

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Landlord convicted after cramming 16 people into three-bedroom Bow flat

By on September 6, 2017 in News, Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments
Landlord convicted after cramming 16 people into three-bedroom Bow flat

Nazrul Islam Bhuiyan was fined £4,750 and ordered to pay £1,429.68 in costs after pleading guilty to five charges under the Housing Act 2004 at Bow Magistrates’ Court after cramming 16 people into a three-bedroom flat.

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Tower Hamlets Council fails to ban press reporting of fostering case

By on August 31, 2017 in Tower Hamlets council with 1 Comment
Tower Hamlets Council fails to ban press reporting of fostering case

Tower Hamlets Council has failed in its attempt to ban press reporting of the case of a five-year-old Christian child being fostered with strict Muslim parents.  

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Five-year-old Christian girl placed into foster care of strict Muslim families

By on August 28, 2017 in News, Tower Hamlets council with 3 Comments
Five-year-old Christian girl placed into foster care of strict Muslim families

A report in The Times newspaper today alleges that a five-year-old girl, a native English speaker, was placed in the foster care of two Muslim families in Tower Hamlets who did not speak English and encouraged her to learn Arabic.

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Deputy Mayor Rachael Saunders resigns

By on August 9, 2017 in Tower Hamlets council with 0 Comments
Deputy Mayor Rachael Saunders resigns

Cllr. Rachael Saunders (Labour, Mile End) has resigned her position as Deputy Mayor responsible for Health & Adult Services on Tower Hamlets council and will not be standing for re-election as a councillor in May.Sensible decision.Cllr. Saunders was criticised in an Ofsted report  which condemned Tower Hamlets Children’s Services as being  ‘inadequate’. Another day, another […]

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