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Daily roundup: Parental rights, exam performance and age ratings

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Prime Minister considers new parental rights for grandparents caring for children; new research suggests link between mothers' confidence during pregnancy and GCSE success; and the government announces plans to place age restrictions on music videos, all in the news today.

Legal Update: Impact of forced marriage law

  • Monday, August 18, 2014
In a follow-up to a recent piece on new legislation that criminalises forced marriage, Coram Children's Legal Centre researcher Catrin Gosby explores its potential impact, as well as some of its limitations.

A day in the life of a parent support worker

  • Monday, August 18, 2014
Young victims of sexual exploitation get help from professionals but parents have to cope with the day-to-day fallout. Eileen Fursland accompanies a worker who provides parents with vital support.

Short breaks are a lifeline for disabled young people

"To say that respite is a lifeline sounds like a cliche, but it really is and I honestly do not know how we would cope without it." These are the words of the mother of 10-year-old Nia, who has Down's Syndrome, ADHD and autism. Her mum spoke at the recent launch of Full Lives, my study of short breaks provision for children and young people with disabilities and their parents and carers in Wales.

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