Child Welfare

Why We Must Take Children Out Of Military Environments

Rhianna Louise | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Rhianna Louise

This week 17 former Army Foundation College Harrogate instructors face a court martial. They are charged with mistreating recruits - including actual ...

Should We Remove Children From Drug Addicted Parents? Watch This BBC Documentary, Then Decide

Natasha Phillips | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Natasha Phillips

From the teenage boy who tells his mother not to be so hard on herself for relapsing - he tells her it's perfectly normal and that she should keep going - to the daughter who says to her mother she could do this, and get clean and that she wasn't alone, the wisdom, kindness and compassion the documentary allows us to witness, is a window into some of the greatest moments the human condition has to offer.

How To Support Your Kids After A Burglary

Nick Chowdrey | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Parents
Nick Chowdrey

As children are more vulnerable to trauma, they may not even have to experience the burglary itself to sustain psychological consequences. It's possible for them to be traumatised simply by their parents' reaction.

Together, We Can Tackle Child Abuse

Isabelle Trowler | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Isabelle Trowler

I have 20 years of experience as a social worker, from the front line to leadership, and I know that awareness of child abuse and being able to identify it can play a vital role in keeping children safe. Recent, tragic media reports have no doubt affected us all and serve as a reminder that we can all do more.

In Every Single One of These First 100 Days, We Have Put Children at the Heart of What We Do

Edward Timpson | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK Politics
Edward Timpson

I'm proud of what we've achieved over the past 100 days, building on major reforms to improve child protection and support for children in care. But this is no time to rest on our laurels - it's very much a beginning. After all, this isn't just about the changes we can make in a given number of days, it's about making changes that will have a positive effect for years to come...

Why Harriet's Welfare Betrayal Requires Drastic Action

Ben Moore | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

It's 11:18 on the evening of Tuesday 20 July and I've just read that George Osborne's Welfare Bill has passed through the House of Commons in the face...

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...