In the Editorial we emphasise the importance of child care professionals co-operating and the need for the NCB to take the lead.
There was a full obituary of Raissa Page in the Guardian recently, which referred largely to her work as a photographer. Here Ros Niblett as written an appreciation of her work as a champion of children’s right to be heard.
In the In Residence column Keith White has focused on transition, concluding that good practice is often thought-out concerned common sense.
Jim Hyland is continuing his history of the approved school system, describing here how the well-intentioned comprehensive regional planning system became a financial and bureaucratic failure. Compulsory reading for all civil servants.
Valerie Jackson tells how her grand-daughter (and she herself) responded to the death of the family dog.
For Anti-Bullying Week 2011 we offer practical guidance for dealing with a problem that can hurt.
Dr Lin Day talks about surprises in motherhood and how babies are hard-wired to survive.
In Let’s Stick Together a large-scale programme designed to prevent marriage breakdown is described.
Noel Howard has sent an invitation to a conference in Ireland in 2012: Social Care in 2012 – Taking Stock
Finally, we have four book reviews.
– First, there is an excellent text on neglect by Brigid Daniel and others.
– Secondly, Valerie Jackson has reviewed the history of the playgroup movement over the last fifty years edited by Ann Henderson.
– Thirdly there is the Pre-School Learning Alliance’s celebratory volume of
– Finally Helen Nathan encourages parents and children to bake together.