Low wages see four in 10 childcare workers reliant on benefits

More than 40 per cent of childcare workers are claiming benefits or tax credits as a result of being poorly paid – a higher proportion than less-qualified hairdressers and beauticians. More than 40 per...

Children with disabilities and severe complex needs: consultation

  NICE is consulting on a draft guideline for social workers, health professionals, practitioners and others working with children and young people who are disabled or have severe complex needs. This will...

Multi-agency safeguarding arrangements

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has published an interim report describing the activity of the Safeguarding early adopters programme. NCB is working with 17 Early Adopter (EA) projects to put in place new...

Welcome to the Vulnerability 360 website. We want to engage in an exploration of what constitutes vulnerability in its broadest sense and, in doing that, to challenge the predominant assumptions of neo-liberal social policy which sees the poor, the marginalized and the disenfranchised as the architects of their own misfortune.

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Charity Bookshops: what are they for?

You may be scratching your head and wondering why on earth I should ask such an obvious question. There are lots of books out there, many of them unwanted, they could find a new home with a new reader so why not donate them to a charity who can...

Stand up to bullying… but not like this!

I’ve stood up to bullies all of my life.  I did when I was at school myself and have done this throughout my career.  Bullying is a terrible scourge that has a long-lasting and devastating impact upon those who find themselves to be the unwelcome...

Charity Nation

Have you noticed the remarkable increase in charity appeals for a whole range of ‘good causes’ – medical, social and environmental? It would be hard to miss them I guess given that the BBC seems to have become the State collection box for a good...

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Stay A Little Longer by Bali Rai

This is a story that’s full of very difficult issues – issues that need to be handled with care and skill – but don’t, for a minute, let that put you off. In the hands of an experienced and outstanding young adult novelist like Bali Rai it doesn’t...

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