Social Care Can't Just Be There For When A Family Is In Meltdown

Kate Mulley | Posted 20.08.2017 | UK
Kate Mulley

If the Government is serious about looking after the most vulnerable children in society, it must urgently re-invest in local services that are proven to tackle the root causes of neglect and abuse - not just hope it can firefight the symptoms.

It's Time To Face The Facts On Children's Mental Health

Peter Wanless | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK
Peter Wanless

For a number of years the NSPCC and several other charities and health organisations have been ringing the alarm bell about the state of young people'...

How Seeing A Children's Home As A Place Of Hospitality Could Help Us Create A Sharing Society

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Jonathan Stanley

George Lyward always insisted, invariably after a longer than anticipated by the questioner pause, that Finchden Manor, the pioneering residential com...

We Need to Start Helping Children Suffering From Teenage Neglect

John Cameron | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK Parents
John Cameron

Neglect manifests itself in many forms; in older children who have been neglected for a long time this can impact on their mental wellbeing - these children are more likely to experience problems including depression and struggle with their education and have low self esteem.

Child Neglect: A Surge in Public Opinion

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Child neglect has been staring us in the face for too long. Headlines relate the tragic stories of children who grow up shockingly deprived and, in extreme cases, die because of neglect. These children not only lack basic essentials like nutritious food and adequate clothing, they also lack the love, support and warmth that every youngster needs to thrive.

What Are You Neglecting?

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Now neglect doesn't happen overnight. It usually starts with small things and gradually expands into several other areas. So make the time to look for the underlying issues that lead you to neglect, and then work out how you can make amends and fix all that's been overlooked.

Child Neglect Can Be Stopped in Its Tracks: The Right Information Will Help Reach Children Early

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Children who may be suffering or who are at greater risk of neglect, but whose circumstances do not reach an authority's threshold to receive social care support, are less likely to get the help that they need. Instead, their situations can be allowed to deteriorate to become even more desperate or dangerous. It is a tragedy that due to a lack of gathering the right information, children whose lives could be improved are needlessly put at further risk. Child neglect can be stopped in its tracks.

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...