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Witness anonymity is vital to child safety

By Chris Hanvey |

24 June 2011

The task of keeping children safe is already full of perils and hazards. Now two legal cases may have just made it harder to be an expert witness in child protection cases.

A return to the days when the poorest go hungry

By John Freeman |

27 May 2011

I thought that children literally going hungry -- literally, for once, being the exact word -- was a sight we would never again see in the UK beyond a few isolated examples.