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I was asked to do a radio interview concerning peoples’ worries about the exposure of children to sexualised lads’ magazines and the fact that the Co-op is insisting that they all are covered in a modesty sleeve and not available openly at eye level.This...

Warped Priorities

According to Save the Children 1.6 million children in Britain live in poverty. Young children will tonight go to bed hungry, wake up cold and tired and this will undoubtedly affect their ability to absorb education.The parents, more often than not, will be...

Home and Away

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 the register of sex offenders in the UK which has become a strong part of our control mechanisms today. The second part was...

Sunburn and Social Work

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01c98t7This is a link to last night’s BBC radio interview on sunburn and social work (Start: 20.20 minutes into programme).I’m often asked to do interviews for radio or television and it is usually on aspects of childcare...

Half Empty / Half Full

So David Cameron has finally decided to do something about internet safety. I quite agree that the way to do it with the large companies is to have a sword of Damocles in the form of legislation. Threatened because otherwise the companies would just make a lot of...