The parents we have most consistently let down are those we have not empowered to demand more for their children. That must change.
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There are a mass of these voters in the Red Wall seats that collapsed last week, but no party has yet made a convincing policy offer to them.
After this disruptive start in life, many young people drift into an adulthood of crime and prison.
A sign of the times. The remarkable quiet that follows Labour’s commitment to decriminalise abortion up until birth
It is not only pro-lifers who might jib at the United Kingdom acquiring one of the most permissive abortion laws in the world.
Childcare policy should support all parents with children – not just those who work in the labour market
By putting money into the hands of parents, in effect, such help would help to drive the demand for childcare of all kinds, formal and informal.
Plus: The disaster zone is in the way that children with special educational needs are educated.
Roger Gale: Parents and doctors should be spared court when debating the best treatment for ill children
We must strike a better balance so that where genuine disagreements arise, there are ways of resolving the situation through mediation and conciliation.
Our task is to improve a system that is already very effective, albeit far from perfect.
Failing inspection reports on two occasions and losing 90 per cent of SEND cases taken to tribunal are worrying signs.
Government should be passionate about self-reliance, but we must also recognise the transformative power of an enabling state.
The evidence suggests it would be a damaging mistake, but Labour is pressing on regardless.
I’m naturally wary of the state interfering unnecessarily, but at minimum it is important to ascertain their whereabouts and that they really are being educated.
James Frayne: The public’s views on sex and relationships education are more nuanced than you might imagine
If it is framed through the prism of tolerance and anti-bullying, most people support it. But there are still political pitfalls.
The latest consultation was due to be published at the end of 2018, but there is still no clear publication date in sight.
The problem is Parliament putting new legal obligations on local authorities, for worthy causes, but then leaving the cost to fall on Council Taxpayers.