Neglect

Giving Children the Best Start in Life Needs More Than Schools

Jacob Tas | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK
Jacob Tas

Helping the most vulnerable children is a daunting and complex task, and there will be disagreements about how to do it. But to move forward we need to keep the child at the centre, build on the progress children's centres have made and use it to make sure all children get the best start in life, healthy and supported at home.

Why Epigeneticists Are Optimistic About Reducing Child Abuse

Lisa Harker | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK
Lisa Harker

Through the study of epigenetics, scientists have identified a clear difference in the genetic expression of individuals who had been abused, and in doing so they are helping to illuminate the process by which childhood trauma can alter an individual's development.

Couple Accused Of Selling Daughters To Porn Ring

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An American couple have been accused of selling three of their daughters to a child pornography ring. Paperwork allegedly shows the girls aged 12, ...

Government Fund for Adopters - Commendable or Glaringly Inadequate?

Ben Acheson | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Abuse and neglect have obvious emotional, physical and psychological costs. The monetary impact is more challenging to analyse and anyone who does so risks vitriolic accusations of being as cold, insentient and azoic as the calculator used to make their estimates.

Maternal Health Whistleblower Arrested

Rita Pal | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK
Rita Pal

Madhuri Ramakrishnasway, a maternal health activist was arrested on the 16th May 2013 outside the court in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh [MP], India. The p...

After the Affair: Coping With Guilt

Marina Pearson | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Pearson

"I feel so guilty I had the affair," She said. "I really wish I hadn't, I don't even know why I did it. What was I thinking?" This is a very typical response from women who I have coached, who are living with (what I now call) affair guilt.

Adoptees: Lucky Escape or Forgotten Victims?

Ben Acheson | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Adoption is widely regarded as a perfect arrangement for all parties and whilst it does generally benefit everyone involved, it is naive, one-dimensional and even dangerous to assume that it is a purely positive event without repercussions.

Millions of Pets' Needs Are Being Neglected

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Worryingly, nearly a quarter (24%) of owners were not given any advice on any aspect of health or welfare when they got their pet. Many people appear to have no idea about the costs and long-term commitments involved when taking on a pet but all owners are responsible for the duty of care to any of their pets.

Whistleblowing and Patient Safety : The Patient's or the profession's interests at stake?

Rita Pal | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK
Rita Pal

Medical whistleblowing has featured in countless newspaper headlines. The stories are usually victim-focused, implying that if you blow the whistle, your life is automatically destroyed. While that may be true in some cases, the stereotypical "victim" imagery is not constructive, helping neither the psychology of the individual whistleblower, nor the system that spawned them.

Neglected, Patronised And Undignified: Report Lambasts Care For The Elderly

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK

The health needs of elderly people are considered a "secondary requirement" in some of Britain's care homes, a report has found. Certain institutio...

Mother Who Murdered Toddler Son Jailed For Life

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

A woman who murdered her toddler son and concealed his body has been jailed for life and told she must serve a minimum of 15 years. Kimberley Haine...

Toddler Murdered By His Mother Lived In Squalor

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

Kimberley Hainey, the mother found guilty of murdering her son, forced the toddler to live in squalor, pictures released on Wednesday revealed. Dec...

Britain's Elderly Suffering Neglect, Cruelty And Abuse, According to EHCR Report

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Britain’s elderly in council-funded care are being left hungry and unwashed, according to a report. Published by the Equality and Human Rights C...