Aiming to register all home child care workers
Legal Aid for Family Mediation goes Unclaimed as the Courts are Clogged with Cases.
Lots of clever technology – but are things better for children?
Rebuilding society and creating jobs could go hand in hand
Punishment is not enough; a lot of hard work is needed to emphasise the positives.
A response to the Home Office Consultation on Reforming Anti-social Behaviour Law
New decision-making systems and service delivery structures are mushrooming.
Going back to “Small is beautiful” and empowering communities.
The need to be alert to a very subtle form of abuse.
We need to rethink our social behaviour and norms as children are at risk.
Bullying is widespread and has to be faced.
How sport and culture can contribute to the nation’s health and wealth
At a time of cuts, the need to take a strategic view
The need to be aware of the unintended and implicit messages
From volcanoes to bed bugs, from farming to French officials; they’re all here.
Help requested for a charity which helps bereaved children
Nancy Hamilton sets out her message as the new SCA President
Christian Child Care Forum
Both in Haiti and the UK, young people need long-term economic solutions
There can be little argument and debate that Westernised societies are patriarchal and are dominated by male power and control. This patriarchalism is powerfully enforced and reinforced in those societies by governments, political parties, religions, the judiciary and legal professions, and the media which are all male-dominated. In consequence women and children are oppressed and … Read more
A Conference Report on EYPS, children’s books and disability, ADHD, children’s achievements, loving relationships, gifted children, and twins
Letting people express themselves in their own time and in their own ways
Sending children to prison solves nothing.
A campaign launched by Young Addaction Liverpool to inform the public about the range of services available to help people with drug problems
The chance to network on the Sociology of Childhood
For individuals and the Government the recession offers the chance to change for the better.
The importance of motivation and the pitfalls of managerialist priorities
Findings of a public opinion survey commissioned by Barnardo’s
A new report spells out the dangers of a fearful risk-averse culture.
Social exclusion and poverty v. education and achievement
Constituents’ needs pointed up weaknesses in the Government’s drive to improve health services.
What has gone wrong, and what you can do about it.
The dangers of ignoring complexities if we are to meet children’s needs
The social pedagogy angle on the case of Josef Fritzl
Child care activists in Finland created the concept of punishment-violence and changed public perceptions of corporal punishment.
Inquiring seriously into the causes of crime will do more than trying to confiscate knives.
Why are the media in Britain ignoring the biggest public health scandal of the Century? Is it governmental suppression?.There is a pandemic of autism among children in the western world and it is spreading worldwide. Thousands upon thousands of children are being diagnosed as autistic every day in the U.S.A., the U.K., and increasingly in … Read more
How Aspect is helping to shape the future of the professions which work with children
Examinations need to be thorough before child abuse is alleged
Making the abuser accountable while working with the whole family
Observing parenting in action
Healthy involved communities are needed, to reduce crime.
Faced with the stresses of modern life styles, families need support.
Children need loving care from the start to prevent later violent behaviour
Different perspectives on a common goal
A study of the impact of educational and social exclusion on Roma children in Serbia
Introducing a tested American programme to accentuate the positive
How do we create the right space for people to grow, in the face of controls?
How the generations react to new technology, and to each other
A strong economy is needed to counter poverty and develop services for children.
I have one distinct memory of my early education and that was tyres. This had nothing to do with the curriculum I was taught, but related to the fact that all of us that wanted it had a tyre which we played with in the playground. Mine was wide and chubby whereas my brother’s was … Read more
There has been considerable interest in the press and the media recently about social care for older adults. Because we have an ageing population, understandably attention is being given as to how we are going to pay for such provision and a debate is going on about what the social care landscape should look like. … Read more
As the festivities come to an end for another year, it is important to remember that although it is a period of great joy for many, for some it is a very difficult time, filled with feelings of isolation and loss, and for others who cannot afford to celebrate it is dominated by feelings of … Read more
It’s hidden; we don’t see it; but it’s real. I recently went to a conference1 in London. I took my usual route to the capital had a smooth uneventful journey apart from being crushed into a tube at the other end. The latter was not surprising because it was the end of rush hour. As … Read more
When I look back on my childhood, I remember happy times on family holidays, playing in the garden or playing in the snow. The memories are selective and often avoid difficult periods when I experienced failure and times when I felt alone. This rather idyllic and selective view also ignores the back-drop of some of … Read more
Mental health as an issue is one of the more intractable problems of our age. We know that a very high percentage of people will suffer some form of mental health problem sometime in their lives. It is a very difficult area of work. It is difficult because it is a very private and individual … Read more
The cornerstone of all our work with children should be our ability to listen, and yet unfortunately all too often we fail to hear what they are saying. As a parent, I sometimes hear myself saying to my own children, “Give me a couple of seconds” (which could mean anything from two seconds to an … Read more
The cultures of so many of our organisations are dominated by a climate of targets and performance management. League tables appear like rashes to try and provide us as consumers with a picture of the success of a school, hospital or police force. In child protection social work this performance management culture pervades all aspects … Read more
Abstract: Social tourism, or the sponsored provision of holidays for excluded groups, is used in several countries of Western Europe as a way to achieve greater social inclusion. This feature discusses the potential value of social tourism for children and young people who are affected by social exclusion. It reviews the potential benefits of social … Read more
Recently, I was travelling my usual route to work passing through a small village in Northamptonshire. Just before leaving the village I saw a father and son standing on the pavement, with the father with his arm around his son’s shoulders. I was initially struck by the unusualness of the situation and also thought how … Read more