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Easter could give pupils ‘window of opportunity’ to flee UK to join Isis

Former senior prosecutor warns that headteachers are not telling police of their concerns about pupils because they do not want them to face criminal charges

Headteachers cannot be expected to perform the duties of police officers or security services, union leaders have warned, amid concerns that the Easter holidays will be a “window of opportunity” for pupils to flee the UK to join extremists in the Middle East.

More than a dozen parents had alerted leaders of two London secondary school over concerns over children who may have been radicalised, a former senior prosecutor said.

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Lib Dems pledge £2bn extra funding for mental health

Nick Clegg says equality for mental health provision is part of the liberal mission, with extra funding commitment featuring in party’s ‘manifesto for the mind’

The Liberal Democrats have pledged more than £2bn of extra funding for mental health over the next parliament on top of what has already been announced in the coalition budget. The plans will be outlined in the party’s “manifesto for the mind”, which they will launch on Tuesday.

The Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, said that equality for mental health was the “liberal mission” and that the party had secured more than £1bn in the coalition budget for mental health services for children and young people. “But we cannot and must not rest there,” he said.

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I feel a responsibility to be open about my work in child protection

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