anne longfield

The BBC's latest film presents Mini's life as one long missed opportunity, in spite of his potential. My hope is that these changes help us to avoid turning out another generation of missed opportunities.
Childhood has been transformed by technology. It has happened swiftly, in a creative but socially and legally disorganised way. Today iRights publish an important report examining these issues...
The Head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said on 22nd January that parents and families should take more responsibility for their own lives. It's a view I share. 4Children's own Family Commission told us that families, even very vulnerable families, want to be seen as part of the solution, not part of the problem.
As we celebrate the shining achievements of so many British athletes in London 2012, the disorders of last August seem a nightmarish memory. How is it possible that two such different Augusts, two such opposing images of modern Britain, could be separated by only twelve months?
At a glance, the Budget seems like a much needed source of relief for many families and children across Britain.