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Jul 30, 2013 by

I was asked to do a radio interview concerning peoples’ worries about the exposure of children to sexualised lads’...

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Warped Priorities

Jul 25, 2013 by

According to Save the Children 1.6 million children in Britain live in poverty. Young children will tonight go to bed hungry, wake up...

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Home and Away

Jul 24, 2013 by

A lot of work was put into what became the 1998 Sexual Offences Act. There were two parts to this legislation. The first part created...

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Sunburn and Social Work

Jul 23, 2013 by

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01c98t7 This is a link to last night’s BBC radio interview on sunburn and social work (Start:...

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Half Empty / Half Full

Jul 22, 2013 by

So David Cameron has finally decided to do something about internet safety. I quite agree that the way to do it with the large...

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Why is failure so fascinating?

Jul 17, 2013 by

Is it just me or is the world full of blame, enquiries, investigations and failing public services with very little emphasis on those...

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Where is the balance?

Jul 16, 2013 by

The fact that Stuart Hall’s case has been referred to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General is at least reassuring but...

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Frozen Childhood

Jul 15, 2013 by

(This is an article I wrote a while ago but still feel is very relevant now – what are your thoughts on this?) When you’re four...

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All the different ages

Jul 11, 2013 by

Life is full of surprises.  Given all the trouble that has been attached to child abuse and the catholic church it seems beyond...

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Who cares?

Jul 10, 2013 by

Is it surprising that people are worried about the quality of frontline healthcare assistants when they are paid peanuts, recruited...

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Two news stories, not very hel...

Jul 9, 2013 by

It’s funny how two separate news stories written from completely different angles are relevant to each other. The new national...

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More of the same

Jul 8, 2013 by

Over the years I have come across so much good and bad practice when it comes to how we protect our children. Today’s...

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