WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (October 21-27, 2013)

INTERNATIONAL

AUSTRALIA

YMCA should have suspected carer before abuse started, commission hears.” By Catherine Armitage. Sydney Morning Herald. October 21, 2013.

CATHOLIC PRIEST ABUSE SCANDAL

Poland archbishop slammed over sex abuse comments.” By Monika Scislowska, USA Today/Associated Press. October 23, 2013.

Abuse Allegations Leave Twin Cities Archdiocese In Turmoil.” By Madeleine Baran. All Things Considered/National Public Radio. October 24, 2013.

UK

Professor A C Grayling: Whatever happened to the most hated man in academia? Having survived eggs and even smoke bombs, AC Grayling is as passionate as ever about his university. He tells Richard Garner about donors, scholarships and getting what you pay for in an education.” By Richard Garner. Independent. October 22, 2013

Al-Madinah school’s headteacher admits he was whistleblower; Andrew Cutts-McKay says he was one who went to Ofsted after trying to get governors and trust to hear his concerns.” By Helen Pidd. Guardian. October 22, 2013.

Daily digest – social enterprise today; Today’s key, bite-sized social enterprise news.” By Charlotte Seager. Guardian. October 22, 2013.

Daily digest – voluntary sector today; Today’s key, bite-sized voluntary sector news.” By Charlotte Seager. Guardian. October 22, 2013.

Is your charity making the most of youth obsession with technology? Technology is often presented as a barrier to getting young people to volunteer. But the opposite could be true.” By Robert Ince. Guardian. October 24, 2013.

Engaging your community to build social capital; The relationship between councils and voluntary groups who receive grant funding may have distorted the sector’s aims.” By Hannah Fearn. Guardian. October 24, 2013.

As a power in the land, the voluntary sector has been defeated; Though there’s still a slim chance of it failing, Cameron’s lobbying bill has exposed the naivety of charities and their leaders.” By David Walker. Guardian. October 24, 2013.

“‘Fifa is not the Sheriff of Nottingham. We are more like Robin Hood’: The most powerful man in world football, Sepp Blatter, addresses the Oxford Union; Mr Blatter has been subjected to fierce criticism by the British media and he used his lecture to quash the ‘falsehood’ that Fifa have something against the UK and its people.” By Ian Burrell. Independent. October 25, 2013.

Free school failings a ‘blow for Cameron.‘” By David Rankin. Times of London. October 26 2013.
Related story;
Michael Gove accused of free school ‘fraud’ cover up; Department for Education ‘sat for months’ on report alleging financial irregularities worth more than £80,000 at flagship academy in Bradford.” By Nigel Morris and Jonathan Brown. Independent. October 26, 2013.
Labour criticises government’s ‘false’ data on free schools; Shadow education minister says Lord Nash misled parliament with claim free schools outperform others in state sector.” By Toby Helm. Observer/Guardian. October 27, 2013.

Voluntary sector today: Friday 25 October; Today’s top news, analysis and advice in the sector.” By Charlotte Seager. Guardian. October 25, 2013.

New £6m fund will help the young to volunteer; Scheme aims to get half the nation’s teenagers lending society a hand.” By Jane Merrick. Independent. October 27, 2013.

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