• 28 Mar 2011

    A UK government review of local authority duties has raised further fears about the future of social services, says Savi Hensman/ Yet, against a background of harsh spending cuts, this is also an opportunity for people and civil society organisations - including churches and faith bodies - to declare whether they believe that children and adults should be able to get the support they need.

  • 10 Mar 2011

    Children's charities Barnardo's and Action for Children want the Government urgently to rethink their plans for children in care, ahead of the budget.

  • 6 Mar 2011

    Parents and carers across the country are outraged by government-forced cuts in 'early intervention' services and Sure Start, says Simon Barrow. Rhetoric on family support is not being matched by funding decisions.

  • 25 Feb 2011

    A groundbreaking new report is calling for legislation to recognise the rights of street children, drawing especially on experiences in South Africa.

  • 7 Jan 2011

    Eight year-old Romeo Beckham has been included on GQ magazine's list of the “most stylish men in Britain”. He apparently ranks at number 26, ten places behind his father.

  • 28 Dec 2010

    Drastic cuts imposed by the UK government will result in a sharp rise in child poverty, the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates, but children’s services run by local authorities are already severely overstretched in many areas. The situation is likely to become much worse says Savi Hensman.

  • 25 Nov 2010

    A Green members of the Scottish Parliament is today arguing that the legal definition of a child should be set at 18 in the Children's Hearing Bill.

  • 9 Aug 2010

    The UK’s largest children’s charity has revealed new data showing that children are being damaged due to huge delays in the courts in England and Wales.

  • 20 Jul 2010

    Violations of the rights of children in Turkey will continue despite legislative amendments due to be discussed by the country's parliament today.

  • 15 Apr 2010

    While some Roman Catholic leaders are truly penitent, says Savi Hensman, some have dug the church into an even deeper hole by their attempts to shift blame on to others. A more careful assessment is needed of claims and counter-claims.