Opinion

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.

Social mobility and selection do not mix

By John Freeman |

04 May 2017

Hard on the heels of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report The State of Child Health, which showed the strong links between poverty and poor health outcomes, the Social Mobility Commission has done the same for education with low-income pupils' progress at secondary school.

Election will determine children's future

By Kathy Evans |

04 May 2017

It may be a "snap" general election, but it would be a stretch to describe it as a shock - many people had expected one to follow even more swiftly from the political upheavals of last summer.

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.

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.

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.

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