''Silo working'' undermined council's child protection work
Rochdale Council failed young victims of sexual exploitation because departments refused to communicate with each other and bosses were not interested in the problem, according to an independent report.
Snoopers' charter debate could reignite after Woolwich attack
The debate over retaining data on people's online activity could be reignited after a British soldier was brutally killed outside Woolwich barracks
Teachers and health workers could spot extremists, says expert
Health practitioners and teachers could find themselves highlighting unstable people to counter-terrorism teams, says security expert
PCCs must be more open and accountable
MPs have urged the government to set up a national register of interests for police and crime commissioners to improve accountability.
Police ''missed chances'' to protect victim
Essex Police missed a ''large number'' of opportunities to safeguard Maria Stubbings, who was murdered, says IPCC
The work of the Home Office, in particular through the police and security services, to avert disaster and bring offenders to justice is reported and assessed here.