Homes, hope, work and love: what learning disabled people want from life

Severe, complex, challenging: these words are casually used in the specialist world of learning disabilities. They are used to justify disproportionate and unnecessary involvement from social care, which can...

‘County-lines gangs fuelling’ child slavery rise

There has been an eightfold increase in the number of child victims of modern slavery referred by local councils in England for support. National Crime Agency figures reveal the number of children earmarked...

State of the nation 2019: children and young people’s wellbeing

A report on wellbeing in children and young people including psychological health in teenage girls.

State of the nation 2019: children and young people’s wellbeing

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.

Latest News

Early years inequality gap grows

Early years development has continued to improve, but the gap between the lowest achievers and their peers is still growing, government figures show. The attainment gap has increased in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Picture: Lucie Carlier The...

Latest Articles

Are we turning back the clock on LGBTQ+ rights?

Recent events in Birmingham and Manchester are a stark reminder that in 2019 same-sex relationships are still highly contested among some people. I was born in 1975 and there has been a seismic shift in attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people in my lifetime...

Latest Reviews

It’s A No-Money Day by Kate Milner

Wow. This book has completely floored me. It’s an emotional, sensitive, heart-rending but, in its own way, beautiful book. Of course, it’s always difficult to use a word like ‘beautiful’ about a book that is about the grinding, terrible nature of...

A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

First published in 1896, A Child of the Jago is arguably the most significant novel from a school of writing that’s often referred to as ‘slum literature’. Morrison was a journalist and writer who himself came from a working class background and who...

How Change Happens by Duncan Green

Between a rock star and a hard place, learn to dance with complexity. Sorry Sir Bob, but development rarely has a straight forward problem, solution and villain. This mantra runs through Duncan Greene’s excellent new book “How Change Happens”...

Latest Key Issues

Early years inequality gap grows

Early years development has continued to improve, but the gap between the lowest achievers and their peers is still growing, government figures show. The attainment gap has increased in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Picture: Lucie Carlier The...

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