Tag Archives: Children

Ignore Farage and worry about the real breastfeeding scandal

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Breastfeeding rates are low in Britain and the mothers who are least likely to breastfeed are the poorest and least supported.

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Education policy must acknowledge gender differences

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This year’s GCSE results show the biggest difference between boys’ and girls’ performance since 2003.

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Outsourcing child protection services is not the answer

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The competitive process has not delivered value for anyone.

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Coalition Britain: hungry children eating out of bins

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Hungry children in Stoke-on-Trent have been rummaging through bins looking for something to eat.

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Private school kids will earn £200,000 more

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Children who attend private school will earn almost £200,000 more that state school pupils in the first 16 years of their career.

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Sections of the press are deliberately painting a false picture of social workers

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Reading some of the media coverage of our child protection system, it would be easy to believe social workers enter the profession to cause harm.

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Tax-free childcare alone will not make childcare more affordable for most families

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Today’s announcements are welcome, but the direction of travel is worrying.

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The government should learn from the childcare policies of other countries

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In Norway, state support for childcare goes to providers who have to meet quality criteria in order to receive any money.

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Tories make last-ditch attempt to prevent action on take up of smoking by children

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Tory MEPs are set to make a last ditch attempt to stop Labour-led reforms designed to reduce the take up of smoking by children.

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Banning smoking in cars to demonise the poor? Not really, no

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Writing in today’s Guardian, Zoe Williams has interpreted the ban as yet another way of demonising poor parents.

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