The news this week that another toddler has been murdered by her mother brings yet another reminder that when it comes to child protection in the UK, ...
Jesse is very able to socialising and adores other children. But while on holiday, he does comment that he would be having more fun if Skye were with him to play with, but then shows amazing empathy and continues to say "but it is more sad for Skye".
The policy's main criticism so far is that the number of new fathers signing up is low, with many blaming cultural stereotypes for their hesitation. Employers need to address this by making role models more visible and openly communicating the available options around shared parental leave.
Sudan has one of the highest malnutrition rates in the Middle East and North Africa region. For the last forty years, one third of the population has suffered from irreversible chronic malnutrition - a life-long growth condition that has consistently plagued Sudanese children since 1987.
Despite the problems they face, all the vulnerable children I spoke to at the Street Child Games were looking forward to the Olympic Games in Rio this year. The power of sport to inspire and transform lives is immense - how much better it would be if that was harnessed without any harm being committed at the same time.
I am vehemently against bringing formal education into nursery settings. There is an enormous amount of evidence that suggests children should not be in a formal educational setting until the age of six or even seven years old. Until then they should be in a nurturing, play based environment.
On Wednesday 30 March an 11-year-old child named Kareem went missing. He had brown hair, a cheeky smile, and wore a little pink hoody. You won't have heard about his disappearance though, because, you see, he's a refugee. Not a white skinned, blonde haired, blue eyed little girl. He is little boy from Afghanistan who had travelled half way across the world alone to reach the 'safety' of first world France. He was also just one of the hundreds of unaccompanied children in Calais that the world seems to have conveniently forgotten.
Syrian refugee women are facing serious human rights violations, exploitation and gender-based violence on a daily basis.
I think this is an impressive story and Hilda an inspirational woman. It is a reminder of why our programme is so powerful: how else could one help a widow and her four dependents to create a sustainable livelihood with such modest investment?
Sometimes, what we imagine can be worse than what we actually see. That's why expressing our feeling through writing or drawing can help free our mind, and so, help us to move on.
Research about refugee women and children in detention In recognition of the use of immigration-related detention the Global Detention Project provi...
I feel that there are potentially major psychological implications for children as they are growing into adults. And that has potential implications for the lives that they lead once they become adults.
It's OK if you can't remember things when people ask. If you're not sure what day it is. If you didn't hear what your other half said after four repetitions. If you find yourself staring at your laptop. It's OK if you get flustered. It's OK to feel overwhelmed.
At the school gates parents mellow and become curious about this child's new lease of life. So often, they admit they were aware of problems, but felt it was not their place to become involved. Sometimes, there are genuine concerns for their own safety. But mostly, I am sad to say, it is down to indifference.
Too much sugar has been linked to obesity in both adults and children. With Britain about to bring in a new sugar tax, it will be interesting to see how this will affect the sales of fizzy drinks and the overall health of the country as a whole.
The idea of school PE should be to not only to force children to 'endure' the classes until they're old enough to give them up for good. The ultimate goal should be foster a good relationship with physical activity that sets the children up for a future in which an active lifestyle plays a part.