Category - children

  • 19 Feb 2009

    The whole point of the Children Society’s latest project was to hear what children were saying and to give them a voice, says Jonathan Bartley. But the world of adult decision-making does not really want to know.

  • 14 Feb 2009

    Parents and local residents have overwhelmingly backed the head teacher of a Devon school where a young child was reprimanded for upsetting a classmate by telling her she would "go to hell" for not believing in God.

  • 14 Feb 2009

    Parents and staff - including a local Religious Education teacher - are rallying around a school they say has been wrongly accused of telling children 'not to talk about God'.

  • 13 Feb 2009

    Teachers have a tough job trying to balance the needs of pupils from diverse backgrounds, says Simon Barrow. Trying to do so is not ‘political correctness’. It’s humanly decent, educationally necessary - and Christianly desirable, too.

  • 6 Feb 2009

    The debate about Britain's children and the impact of individualism and consumerism is continuing, following the publication in book form of the report A Good Childhood, commissioned by The Children’s Society.

  • 26 Jan 2009

    More than 300,000 children have been injured trying to stop arguments between adults at home a new NSPCC survey has revealed.
    Children said their injuries were cuts, marks, bruises or pain that lasted until the next day.

  • 8 Jan 2009

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has embarked on one of the largest vaccination campaigns in the history of the Central African Republic (CAR), aiming to give 800,000 children the tools they need to address the three leading causes of preventable death: malaria, measles and diarrhoea.

  • 2 Jan 2009

    As the fighting continues between Israel and Palestinians, a study released less than two weeks ago has exposed disturbingly high levels of trauma in Gaza's children before this latest wave of violence.

  • 26 Dec 2008

    Christmas is a good time to think again about our attitudes to children and about what happens to children in our societies, says Rowan Williams. Christians who recognise the infinite God in the vulnerability of a newborn baby have particular reason to do so.

  • 16 Dec 2008

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has slammed the government’s decision to allow private security companies running child jails to continue using pain on children.