More than 70% of children’s social workers struggled with caseloads on eve of Covid-19 crisis, survey reveals

More than seven in 10 children’s social workers performing statutory work in England were struggling with their caseloads in the days leading up the the UK government’s first coronavirus-related self-isolation...

Tackling the triple threats of childhood malnutrition

The term ‘double burden of malnutrition’ is usually interpreted in terms of the physical status of children: stunted and wasted children on the one hand and overweight/obese children on the other. There is a...

Protecting children from sexual abuse in the family environment

On Feb 20, 2020, the UK Government published a report highlighting the gaps in the multi-agency response to child sexual abuse within the family environment—defined as “sexual abuse perpetrated or facilitated...

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The Street by Ann Petry

Ann Petry (real name Ann Lane) wasn’t an author I’d ever heard of until I read Tayari Jones’ reflections on her and her most successful novel, The Street, in the December 2019 article for The Guardian entitled ‘The Street: the 1940s African...

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