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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.

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.

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.

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.

Salutary tales from public service markets have been escalating in number and seriousness lately.

Future in Mind cash must be ringfenced for CAMHS teams

By Derren Hayes |

17 January 2017

Safeguarding is a key part of coaching young footballers

By Howard Williamson |

17 January 2017

Not that long ago I would speak proudly about being a football coach for a group of kids, now 12.

Margaret Thatcher said: "There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families."

30 hours has overshadowed vital out-of-school child care

By Naomi Eisenstadt |

06 December 2016

The government is struggling to fulfil its commitment to 30 hours of free early education and childcare by 2017.