• March 6, 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.

  • February 25, 2011

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

  • January 7, 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.

  • December 28, 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.

  • November 25, 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.

  • August 9, 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.

  • July 20, 2010

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

  • April 15, 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.

  • April 4, 2010

    Churches across Britain and Ireland - and especially Catholic leaders - have used Easter Sunday sermons to address the Catholic Church's handling of its global child abuse scandal.

  • April 3, 2010

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed strong concern about the response of, and to, the Catholic Church in Ireland over sex abuse. But his remarks may also have been exaggerated.