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    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/...worst-families


    Children's Secretary Ed Balls

    Thursday July 23,2009
    By Alison Little

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    THOUSANDS of the worst families in England are to be put in “sin bins” in a bid to change their bad behaviour, Ed Balls announced yesterday.

    The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.

    They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.

    Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction.

    Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far.

    But ministers want to target 20,000 more in the next two years, with each costing between £5,000 and £20,000 – a potential total bill of £400million.

    Ministers hope the move will reduce the number of youngsters who get drawn into crime because of their chaotic family lives, as portrayed in Channel 4 comedy drama Shameless.

    Sin bin projects operate in half of council areas already but Mr Balls wants every local authority to fund them.

    He said: “This is pretty tough and non-negotiable support for families to get to the root of the problem. There should be Family Intervention Projects in every local authority area because every area has families that need support.”

    But Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said: “This is all much too little, much too late.

    “This Government has been in power for more than a decade during which time anti-social behaviour, family breakdown and problems like alcohol abuse and truancy have just got worse and worse.”

    Mr Balls also said responsible parents who make sure their children behave in school will get new rights to complain about those who allow their children to disrupt lessons.

    Pupils and their families will have to sign behaviour contracts known as Home School Agreements before the start of every year, which will set out parents’ duties to ensure children behave and do their homework.

    The updated Youth Crime Action Plan also called for a crackdown on violent girl gangs as well as drug and alcohol abuse among young women.

    But a decision to give ministers new powers to intervene with failing local authority Youth Offending Teams was criticised by council leaders.

    Les Lawrence, of the Local Government Association, said they did “crucial” work and such intervention was “completely unnecessary”.


    It's not true is it? :eek:

    Whatever next?
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    Oh for god's sake. The daily excess is a joke. Of course the government isn't going to do anything of the sort. If they do, it would probably be enough to prompt my resignation from the Labour party. Absolutely no way is this true, though.
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    This really isn't the way forward...:facepalm:
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    lol!
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    You've got to be joking!
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    Lol this forum makes me laugh. People love a good rant

    It's like when someone makes a catchy title, posts a daily mail article spouting some sensationalist ******** and saying "discuss". Everyones always up in outrage :laugh:
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    well they do this with domestic violence 'safe rooms' so it is not unprecedented.
    be interesting to see how far they go
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    "Ministers hope the move will reduce the number of youngsters who get drawn into crime because of their chaotic family lives, as portrayed in Channel 4 comedy drama Shameless."

    :p: :p: :p: :p: :p:

    I'm surprised that wasn't followed by:

    "Ministers also hope the move will reduce the number of youngsters abusing the finest tonic wine Britain has to offer, Buckfast, 2 for 1 at Morrisons."
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    so...no more masturbation in private?
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    It's drastic but if it works, I'm for it...
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    If it's not true, I wonder what Chris Grayling meant when he said “This is all much too little, much too late."

    The article seems to be missing from the Express website. Maybe they've retracted the story.
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    Alison Little has written articles published in The Daily Express (Political Correspondent, Deputy Politcal Editor, Deputy Political Editor)

    watch out for this woman. clearly a liar
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    from The Sun

    MINISTERS want to put 20,000 families from hell into "sin bins" to tackle anti-social behaviour.
    More than 2,300 families are already in Family Intervention Projects.

    But Children's Secretary Ed Balls and Home Secretary Alan Johnson want to expand the scheme ten-fold.

    Targeted parents and kids get round-the-clock supervision, as well as help kicking their drug and booze addictions.

    Mr Balls said he wants every council to fund the projects "because every area has families that need support".

    He added: "This is pretty tough and non-negotiable support for families to get to the root of the problem."


    from The Mail

    Classroom troublemakers as young as five will be removed from school and put in "sin bins" to avoid expelling them, ministers revealed yesterday.

    They will be sent for a spell in a specialist unit where they will be given anger management classes alongside normal lessons to prepare them to return to their schools.

    Children's Secretary Ed Balls said the aim was to prevent pupils getting into serious trouble by giving them intensive help before they force schools to suspend or expel them.


    He said anti-social behaviour has "just got worse and worse" since Labour came to power.
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    all the Express articles have disappeared actually
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    The article was probably by the Labour Ministry of Truth or it might startle the proles.
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    (Original post by Dionysus)
    Oh for god's sake. The daily excess is a joke. Of course the government isn't going to do anything of the sort. If they do, it would probably be enough to prompt my resignation from the Labour party. Absolutely no way is this true, though.
    While I agree The Express is barely a newspaper, let's congratulate it on one thing; for once this isn't a story about Princess Diana...
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    (Original post by CatexW)
    It's drastic but if it works, I'm for it...



    You would really be happy giving the government that much power?

    Remember..

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety - Benjamin Franklin.
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    (Original post by Aeolus)
    You would really be happy giving the government that much power?

    Remember..

    Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety - Benjamin Franklin.
    QFT. I love that Benjamin Franklin quote.

    The daily express seems to be the only "first hand" source of this, all other hits seem to link back to it. So I would assume this to be garbage.

    April the 1st is still months away!

    Also Ed balls is saying it is rubbish on his twitter page http://twitter.com/edballsmp
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    (Original post by Adam83)
    all the Express articles have disappeared actually
    It's still there for me Adam...and if you search the express site also still there. Have you got a link about these safe rooms you mentioned?
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    hahahahahahaha this is actually hilarious. i bet they think its like big brother. i hope someone from the the ministry watches it all and cuts together the best bit and sells it to tv channel.
 
 
 
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