Child Welfare

Our Paramount Concern Must Always Be the Welfare of Vulnerable Children

Javed Khan | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

Nothing, and I mean nothing, should stop us from protecting children. Both as Barnardo's chief executive, and a member of the country's British Pakistani community, I unilaterally condemn the disgusting abuse that so many children in Rotherham were left to suffer for years.

Sadly, in Redefining Marriage, the UK Mandates Social Decline Into Law

Stephen Stacey | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen Stacey

Since same-sex couples cannot give birth to their own biological children, they cannot uphold the child's natural right and desire to be hugged every day by the two, opposite-sex people who gave the child life. In this sense, they cannot be married.

Labour Slam Child Benefit Reforms

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK

Up to one million families face having their child benefit clawed back through complicated self-assessment tax returns, Labour warned on Saturday. ...

The Autumn Statement: The Squeeze for Families Is Here to Stay

Matthew Reed | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Reed

There are 3.6million children living in poverty in the UK. Despite popular perceptions, most of them (58%) live in families where at least one parent works. Poverty is a very real issue for many low-income working families in the UK. One of the main difficulties families face right now is the cost of childcare. The only mention of childcare in the chancellor's statement was about preventing fraud.

Marking Anti-Slavery Day 2011

Catherine McKinnell | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Politics
Catherine McKinnell

1807 is the date that is commemorated as the year in which Wilberforce's campaign to abolish slavery succeeded, with the passing of The Slave Trade Act 1807. But it was not until 1833 that the Abolition of Slavery Act was passed - Wilberforce died just three days after.

Multi-Screen Viewing Could Pose Health Risks To Children

PA | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Parents have been warned of the potential dangers of children watching TV while also using other interactive devices. Universi...

Barnado's Challenge Government Over Deportation Of Asylum KIds

PA | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASOCIATION -- Barnardo's has laid down the rules it wants the Government to follow to ensure it keeps the charity's support in removing children...