There are significant loopholes in our safeguarding measures that are entirely preventable, but potentially disastrous.
Posts Tagged: child protection
This week’s National Family Hubs Fair and Conference brought together around 50 organisations that are committed to supporting families.
With gangs on our streets and knives in our schools, this is too big a societal issue to look at purely through the lens of our education system.
Yet embracing change doesn’t mean blinkered acceptance. It is a core Conservative belief that robust rules are needed to ensure one person’s freedom doesn’t trample that of others.
The Chancellor should commit to a Family Services Transformation Fund of £100 million over four years to help relationship support and post-separation support.
Andrew Wood: Tower Hamlets Council must put the interests of children ahead of political correctness
English law is clear on how foster placements should be made and that “the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration”.
By discussing a sensitive topic in Muslim communities, you do not give oxygen to racists. You cut off their supply.
Cooper’s anger over unaccompanied child refugees should be targeted at Paris, Rome and Athens, not the Home Office
If we prioritise rescuing children from the incompetence of EU governments, that means children can be rescued from the slaughter of the Middle East.
Stella Creasy: Labour and Conservative MPs must work together to ensure that children learn about sexual consent
Of course we battle over our competing visions of Britain. But on something this important we should co-operate.
The Emmerson row is the straw on the back of this exhausted camel.
When the SNP had a majority they could push through bad laws like this – but now, as a minority administration, they must learn to listen.
Too often local authority children’s services are dysfunctional – a lead professional needs to take responsibility when failures occur.
Coping with disabled children is still a struggle even if you have money.
More children are stuck in care than when David Cameron became Prime Minister.
Time and time again we’ve seen abusers operate in plain sight and yet each time we claim to be shocked.