Opinion

Creating a country that works for all children

By Anna Feuchtwang |

11 April 2017

When Theresa May became Prime Minister she promised that the UK would be a "country that works for everyone". It's a wonderful and bold aspiration.

Improvement must be a mutual endeavour

By Howard Williamson |

11 April 2017

A new Centre for Social Justice report promotes a "Housing First" strategy for rough sleepers.

School inclusion best for struggling pupils

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

Department for Education data shows permanent exclusions in state-funded schools rose from 4,950 to 5,800 in 2014/15.

Life skills matter. Just ask the 11,000 or so young people who just voted in our Youth Cabinet elections.

I don't often do more than skim the sports pages, and rarely is there anything of more than passing interest, but a recent article about research on the risks for young people in football caught my attention.

As she stood on the steps of Number 10, the Prime Minister promised to address the huge issues of inequality in our country.

Be bold and make youth custody education-focused

By Howard Williamson |

14 March 2017

Justice Secretary Liz Truss has, in recent weeks, made a sweeping range of decisions in relation to the prison system.

I grew up in Otley, in West Yorkshire, and there's no doubt that my childhood experiences in that small market town influenced the choices I made later in life.

Working in silos exacerbates child health inequalities

By John Freeman |

28 February 2017

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's State of Child Health report, covered in CYP Now on 31 January, will, I believe, be seen as the most important report of 2017.

Young people draft plan for navigating post-truth world

By Howard Williamson |

14 February 2017