Children from poorer homes are still starting primary school well behind.
Posts Tagged: children
Nicola Blackwood: Our new obesity strategy isn’t nanny state, it’s a sensible plan to make children healthier
This is about encouraging industry to reduce sugar content, improve school sport and empower parents, not abolish individual responsibility.
The new Government must reassure councils and turbocharge this powerful idea.
Penny Mordaunt: I’m voting for Leadsom – businesswoman, family campaigner, Minister, fresh face and committed Brexiteer
The case for Leadsom. Determining the right course for leaving the EU requires a unique skill-set – and she has it.
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.
Andrea Leadsom: We have a unique opportunity, as a new legislative programme looms, to boost families’ life chances
Education and healthcare are two legs of a three legged stool, which will keep falling over unless we sort out the third leg: that of a secure foundation for every baby.
David Burrowes: We’ve all heard of the long-term economic plan. Now let’s have a long-term social justice plan.
I am a strong advocate of a family test. However, I don’t want the focus to be a bureaucratic test but a human one: call it the Lucy Test.
Bullying can also involve the convolutions of the internet – fake accounts, mobile phones, texting and the dark web.
Early intervention with failed parenting saves money in the long run.
Strengthening relationships from birth quite literally saves lives.
Too often local authority children’s services are dysfunctional – a lead professional needs to take responsibility when failures occur.
How is it that a police officer said that the claims of “Nick” are “credible and true”?
Samantha Callan: For better life chances we need stronger families. Here’s an action checklist for Cameron.
All parents who are struggling – in their relationships with each other or with their children – need to access the help they need as early as possible.
Iain Duncan Smith: How this Government is helping to reform schools, get people into work – and boost life chances
The Prime Minister’s speech yesterday was a reminder that while Labour are obsessed by transfering income our focus instead is on improving lives.
It’s not just about money but also the right location.