This week 17 former Army Foundation College Harrogate instructors face a court martial. They are charged with mistreating
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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.
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.
Up to one million families face having their child benefit clawed back through complicated self-assessment tax returns, Labour
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.