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Editorial: Children's services remain colour-blind

By Ravi Chandiramani |

30 October 2007

Findings of a study about engaging black and minority ethnic (BME) parents in children's services have been published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (see p4). Given government policy's emphasis on positive parenting and on connecting with hard-to-reach communities, it contains important messages for professionals who work with the young and their families.

Music for learning, intelligence and healing

By Anne Longfield |

23 October 2007

The importance of the arts to children's development is both well-recognised and longstanding.

Prevention is far better than any cure

By Anne Longfield |

16 October 2007

A preventive approach to support for children and young people has emerged as a clear priority within the reconfigured Department for Children, Schools and Families.

Feed young people's passion for politics

By Anne Longfield |

02 October 2007

Young people should feel confident in having a say in the world around them.

Editorial: Playgrounds should be fun for fun's sake

By Tristan Donovan |

25 September 2007

When put against protecting children from abuse or making sure they attain the school grades they need to have a decent future as an adult, getting them to have fun can seem a side issue.

Why should the young have to conform?

By Howard Williamson |

25 September 2007

I have just read Helen Reddington's book The Lost Women of Rock Music, which traces what happened to the influx of female musicians who entered the business in the 1970s and early 80s.

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but many children still arrive at school hungry or with just a quick, often sugary, snack inside them.

Bullying is not confined to the playground

By Anne Longfield |

11 September 2007

Advances in media and the dominance of the internet and mobile telephones have changed the way the young relate to adults and each other.

Support should continue from birth to 19

By Anne Longfield |

04 September 2007

At the heart of the Every Child Matters reform is the ambition to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities for children and young people.

Opinion: Politicians have woken up to needs of young

By Howard Williamson |

04 September 2007

When Haymarket's first Young People Now was published in January 2003, my column was concerned with the huge gulf between the rhetoric and reality of government youth policy.