In the Media

Prisoners and disabled get training 'raw deal'

PUBLISHED November 25, 2004

The country's continuing failure to teach prisoners and disabled people is "economic and moral madness", a report said today.

Most work-based training courses, such as apprenticeships, are improving, said David Sherlock, the chief inspector of adult learning for England.
But people who need the most help are getting "a uniformly raw deal" as the system consigns them to permanent joblessness, according to his annual report.