Tag: children

Make Up Your Minds, Will You?

Public: ‘Make the authorities take all the responsibility – for the children!!’ At times, the review concluded, Daniel appeared to have been “invisible” against the backdrop of his mother’s controlling behaviour. Professionals failed to act on “what they saw in…

Well, This Idea Sounds Nuts!

Campaigners are calling for the topic to be included in the national curriculum… Oh, what now? Well, would you believe, mental health? … and for schools to provide counselling and support to any young person that needs it. Around one…

Oh, The Hardship!

Pupils at Southend High School for Girls and Futures College, both in Southchurch Boulevard, Southend, are affected by revisions to First and Arriva services. Children are now having to get up extra early to ensure they have time to change…

“Down these mean streets …”

“…a lollipop lady must go who is not herself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.” Parents are calling for the return of a popular lollipop lady who quit following threats from abusive pupils.Waving their own signs saying “Come Back Jenny” and…

Good Grief! I Must Be Turning Into A Lefty!

I mean, first I agreed with Mary Dejevsky. Now I’m agreeing with Peter Wilby… The late Richard Webster, a writer who dedicated many years to campaigning for “abusers” he believed were wrongly convicted, saw analogies with medieval witch hunts. Genuine…

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes…

Their names are Claire, Billy, Amira, Sydnee, Trey. Regular east London kids, some of the many who came along to the Poplar Boys and Girls Youth Club in Tower Hamlets during two days in August to have their pictures taken,…

You Can’t Argue With Success….

Yet more #firstworldproblems: The debut of Lego Friends, featuring a more prominent use of pink than your typical Lego fan would be used to, drew criticism from some consumer groups who said it would reinforce gender stereotypes. As well as…

Good News For Winston Smith?

The government is to review the effectiveness of children’s homes in England amid growing criticism of the number of vulnerable children who are allowed to go missing or run away. Whitehall sources said ministers were preparing to rethink the role…