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Failure to Thrive Should Be a Thing of the Past - For Every Child, and Everyone Dedicated to Caring for Them

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK
Jonathan Stanley

When I started in Residential Child Care 40 years ago there were still a few young people who were spoken of a case of 'failure to thrive.' Once exper...

Is it Acceptable to Have More Than a Million Children Suffering From Neglect in the UK?

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Tens of thousands of social workers throughout the UK devote their lives to helping children out of desperate and abusive situations. To get to the root of what could help more families, we asked these professionals about the pressures they face.

The Small Voice Is Often the One We Need to Hear Loudest

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Stanley

Just as an unintended consequence of Scottish independence no matter the result will be a redrawing of the way all countries of these islands are governed so too English children's services needs a redrawing of values and ethics, policy and practice.

'Home Truths' About the Struggle for Survival of Children's Homes

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Stanley

Children's homes providers have published a powerful documentary report, 'Home Truths - The state of independent residential child care 2014.' No ot...

Pooling Our Resources to Serve Children Well

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK
Jonathan Stanley

We need new thinking about the operating environment we currently frame as a 'marketplace'. We need a courageous, informed articulation of what is happening now, and the start of the thinking that can move us towards a method of effective working, both for quality of care and the health of our finances.

Changes for Children in Care Are Heartening - But Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK
Anne Marie Carrie

There's a shortage of foster families across the UK - particularly for older children - which means that we desperately need to find nearly 9,000 new foster families over the next 12 months. And, on average, a child waits two years and seven months to be adopted.