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31 March 2021
Tory MP Andrea Leadsom announced her 'Start for Life' proposal last week. Her plan to establish a 'new service' for children up to age two is being trumpeted as an innovative service
24 February 2021
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Hackney, east London took strike action against redundancies on 10-12 February
3 February 2021
Many people would think that children, who are in the care of a local authority, would be safe, well cared for and free from the risks of sexual or criminal exploitation
6 January 2021
"It is a real scandal that UNICEF should be playing politics this way" was the response of millionaire and Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg to the announcement that UNICEF will be responsible for feeding children in the UK for the first time in its history
18 November 2020
The children's commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has described the residential care home system as broken, and accused the Tory government of a "deep-rooted institutional ambivalence" to the plight of vulnerable children in care
11 November 2020
Less starvation for us, more humiliation for the government: In its latest U-turn, the government finally agreed a £170 million package to support children - children largely made vulnerable as a result of the Tories' capitalist system.
24 June 2020
Even before the pandemic, austerity policies had pushed an increasing number of families into poverty
24 June 2020
The Tories have been using Covid-19 to attack safeguarding procedures in our frontline services
1 April 2020
I am a parent of a child with a terminal diagnosis.
12 February 2020
Tory-controlled Nottinghamshire County Council wants to cut two-thirds from the budget for early-intervention speech-therapy services.
8 January 2020
This is the practical attitude of this Tory government, which has overseen a project of vicious NHS cuts - to the point where hospitals in England are struggling to provide beds to young children in desperate need of intensive care.
28 August 2019
The decades-long Nottinghamshire child abuse scandal and cover-up shows the need to fight public service cuts and for a society that values people, not private profit.
5 June 2019
Particularly powerful were the children who spoke and demanded a decent education for them and their siblings.
21 November 2018
"Fostering sector ripe for consolidation... fostering is a growth market..." These were the thoughts of the Financial Times back in 2013. Translation? Children going into care are seen as a profit opportunity by capitalist vultures.
29 August 2018
Feed your child or heat the house; buy a school uniform or pay the electricity bill - these are the kinds of impossible choices faced by more and more working parents every day
28 March 2018
"Theresa May, strong and stable, stole the food from the children's table!" chanted 60 or so protesters at the first protest in Liverpool against free school meals being scrapped, writes Hugh Caffrey Socialist Party North West, secretary.
21 March 2018
Fight for full funding: This year, the government's April Fools' prank is one of the sickest yet. While MPs' basic salaries rise to £77,379, the Tories want to cut access to free school meals for a million children
24 August 2017
The real answer to tackling abuse is not racial profiling. It starts with fully funding essential services
17 May 2017
Corbyn's £8bn for a 'National Care Service' would start to reverse this: Over 31,400 more children were at risk of neglect or abuse in 2015-16 compared to 2010-11, according to a parliamentary report by the National Children's Bureau.
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