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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.

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.

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

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.

Looking around at my friends and colleagues, I see a group of people stunned and unsettled by recent political events.

In her very first speech, the new Prime Minister introduced a new tagline: "families who are just about managing".

Earlier this month, research emerged about how girls and boys differed in their response to stress and trauma.