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Fresh support comes to that best economiser of road space, the bus, in a highly topical colour film Omnibus — For All. The battle of private car v public transport in town and city centres is clearly illustrated — the problems are presented and possible solutions shown. Starting with minor parking restrictions and one‐way systems, the film passes on to the possibilities of major replanning and rebuilding of town centres. Pre‐dating the Buchanan Report, the film anticipates it in some ways, and the importance of the bus in any scheme is clearly brought out.
The compilation of a reference book is often a long and strenuous process filled with agonizing, unexpected problems. To fully appreciate the magnitude of the factors involved, one has to personally undertake a major project and experience the difficulties first hand. Most of us, however, have the foresight and good sense to avoid this temptation, and are consumers, users, and interpreters of reference books instead. This writer is, alas, a member of the tired, first hand minority.
When two years ago the Central Electricity Authority decided to make a careers film, probably few of those who took the decision realised what a complicated train of events had been set in motion. To most people a ‘film’ means a 90‐minute entertainment feature on an evening out, while to the enthusiastic amateur photographer it may mean only a jerky 20‐second shot of his youngest child staggering across the garden lawn. An industrial documentary such as the one the CEA proposed to make is very far removed from both these productions, not least because, according to the experts, it is considerably more difficult to produce than either and takes very much longer to reach the screen.
We confess that we get a little tired of the claims of originality put forward by librarians or their admirers, often for things that have been in use for a quarter of a century. The public events diary, exhibitions of holiday literature, this or that form of reading list, library lessons, and what not, all of which have been familiar to us since the beginning of the century, have all been claimed recently by some library or other which is “showing the way.” Originality, alas, is very rare; and the claim might be avoided we think. At the same time, we much prefer the librarian who faces a problem himself, and shouts with delight at his solution, to one who faces nothing.
MODERN publishing difficulties make it well‐nigh impossible for a journal which appears on the 15th of the month, as we do, to give a satisfactory report on a Conference which does not conclude until the 2nd of the month. We are therefore arranging that post‐conference comment shall appear in our June number. We have only this to say of the programme, that it was a good attempt to reflect the many‐sided interests that make up present librarianship ; there were no wasted days or even hours ; there were several meetings at the same hour and visitors had to exercise severe self‐discipline in their choice of those they attended.
The purpose of this study is to compare the UK demographics of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities and people without learning disabilities to inform…
The purpose of this study is to compare the UK demographics of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities and people without learning disabilities to inform effective safeguarding practice.
An analysis of all cases of forced marriage reported to the UK Government’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) between 2009 and 2015.
People with learning disabilities are at five times greater risk of forced marriage than people without learning disabilities. Men and women with learning disabilities are equally likely to be forced to marry, whereas amongst the general population, women are more likely than men to be forced to marry. Patterns of ethnicity, geographic location within the UK and reporters are the same for people with and without learning disabilities.
The analysis is based on cases reported to the FMU, and for some cases, data held was incomplete. More importantly, many cases go unreported and so the FMU data does not necessarily reflect all cases of forced marriage in the UK.
Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities is a safeguarding issue. Practitioners across health, education, criminal justice and social care need to better understand the risk of forced marriage for people with learning disabilities. Links to practice resources developed as part of the wider project are provided.
This is the first time that researchers have been given access to FMU data and the first time that a statistical analysis of cases of forced marriage involving someone with a learning disability have been analysed.