Category - children

  • November 15, 2013

    Many who support the idea of an independent Scotland but would prefer not to be described as nationalists are motivated by the prospect of greater responsibility, explains Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian and a member of the Scottish Parliament’s economy committee. Here she sets out a vision of a just, sustainable future with a particular emphasis on the vital role of women, children, welfare and work. Among other things, she draws upon examples and models from the Nordic countries.

  • November 4, 2013

    A Shelter report reveals "shocking" conditions for homeless families, as government figures show that 80,000 children in Britain will be homeless at Christmas.

  • October 24, 2013

    A leading children's charity has welcomed the UK government's announcement about tougher penalties for trafficking, made on Anti-Slavery Day last week, but has also called for more concerted action.

  • August 12, 2013

    Three young people have been chosen to represent Methodist Children and Youth from the Church in Britain on a trip to Nicaragua in November.

  • May 17, 2013

    Austerity measures are causing avoidable illness and death on a major scale, public health experts have shown. In the UK and internationally, harsh cuts in public services and social services are damaging child and adult health and hindering economic recovery, yet some governments are pressing ahead.

  • May 4, 2013

    A new report from the housing and homelessness charity Shelter has uncovered the impact of a childhood spent in England’s volatile private rental market.

  • April 25, 2013

    The Department for Education and Skills appears to be channelling for some of Charles Dicken's more grotesque characters. Gradgrind Gove has long been preaching his gospel of 'facts' and rote learning. Now he has decided that children and teachers are not working hard enough and has called for longer school days and shorter holidays. His sidekick M'Choakumchild Truss, not to be outdone in ensuring that our youngest citizens should not be permitted to slack, has this week criticised nurseries which allow toddlers to “run around with no sense of purpose.”

  • March 25, 2013

    A new report finds America’s covert drone programme, violates a range of children's rights as established under international law.

  • March 20, 2013

    Of the £950 million provided for additional support with child care, only £200 million will go to low to middle income families on Tax Credits or Universal Credit.

  • March 19, 2013

    Police arrest almost 100 girls a day in England and Wales, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today (19 March).