Opinion

Social mobility talk not matched by reality

By John Freeman |

26 July 2017

There is no doubt that the divide between the rich and the rest has become significantly greater over the past few years, with two seminal events along the way - the financial crash of 2007/08 and the election of the coalition government in 2010.

Goodwill's wider brief can join up child policy

By Derren Hayes |

26 July 2017

Silo working in national and local government, and the pubic sector more generally, is almost endemic.

Goodwill must heed the funding warnings

By Kathy Evans |

26 July 2017

It is still hard to assess the significance of the general election outcome for children and young people.

Political leaders must back young people

By Anna Feuchtwang |

29 June 2017

The country is still coming to terms with what a minority government means - once again shifting public opinion has shaken up political certainties.

Youth turnout was reaction to Brexit verdict

By Howard Williamson |

29 June 2017

So the British people have spoken. We have another Conservative government - but only just.

Time to tackle 'burning injustices' for children

By Derren Hayes |

29 June 2017

The Conservative government's failure to secure a majority has seen an array of potentially controversial manifesto pledges cast into the policy dustbin.

Domestic abuse needs national conversation

By Jacky Tiotto |

01 June 2017

According to the Office for National Statistics, seven women every month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales and 130,000 children live in homes where there is high risk domestic abuse.

Early help may fall foul of school staff cuts

By Paul Ennals |

01 June 2017

So here we are, racing headlong towards another election, paying attention to the different ideas being floated in the manifestos, while having a very strong suspicion as to what the result will be.

PSHE education is vital to prevent radicalisation

By Derren Hayes |

01 June 2017

Recent events in Manchester have again highlighted young people's vulnerability to brainwashing by extremist ideology.

Analysis by think-tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has found that a third of all jobs - 10 million across the UK - are at risk of being lost to automation over the next 20 years.