Why is there so much more talk about pub opening times than about shielding?

As fears rise over the spread of coronavirus in Britain, it is remarkable how little ministers are talking about the millions of people who are most at risk. Boris Johnson addressed the nation yesterday about...

The battle over dyslexia

It was once a widely accepted way of explaining why some children struggled to read and write. But in recent years, some experts have begun to question the existence of dyslexia itself. Read the full article...

Fear of failure’ giving UK children lowest happiness levels in Europe

Children in the UK have the lowest levels of life satisfaction across Europe, with “a particularly British fear of failure” partly to blame, according to a major report into childhood happiness. More than a...

Category - Disability

Children and young people’s mental health

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published the third annual children’s mental health briefing looking at the provision of children and young people’s mental health services in England. The report finds that in 2018/19: an additional...

Charity issues call for disabled citizen reporters

Leading disability charity Leonard Cheshire has announced that it is working with ‘On Our Radar’ to build a network of citizen reporters – young disabled people who will be trained in the art of reporting and campaigning on the issues that matter to...

Up and Down Mum

Parents can be so embarrassing when they behave in unusual ways – I think that most children want them to be conventional and unobtrusive. The Mum in this story is definitely not one to shrink back because, although she is fiercely loved by her...