A Család Az Család: What we have learnt from 15 years of same-sex adoption and fostering in England

(This article has been written to help inform an audience in Hungary as well as those interested in the topic in the UK. It is the intension of the author to have the text translated into Hungarian in the...

Change: It’s a piece of CAKE

Over the last six months as the world has locked down and battled with the pandemic, we have heard a lot of talk about the need to “Build Back Better”. I have highlighted elsewhere that “local voluntary...

Cleaning up fast fashion

At the time of writing, the city and suburbs of Leicester were under local lockdown due to a spike in Covid-19 cases, with allegations that this was linked to some garment factories that had not only continued...

Modern slavery: a prism into our world – Kieran Breen

“Although the Covid-19 crisis has caused grim new problems for Leicester’s garment workers, the exploitation detailed in the report is not new. Concerns about working conditions and illegally low pay in...

The push for online content

This article was first published by British Education Studies Association on July 8th, 2020.  Our BESA Secretary Dr Steve Dixon has found some time away from his day-to-day work as a Senior Lecturer at Newman...

Who stole our unions?

  It’s May Day and our increasingly vulnerable and disempowered workforce want to know………… whatever happened to our trade unions? On the 4th May 1890 250,000 trade unionists descended on Hyde Park Corner in London to hear a speech by Karl...

The Children of Offenders

by Suzanne Perry, i-HOP There are an estimated 200,000 children with a parent in prison in the UK[1]. There are even more who are affected by a parent or loved one’s involvement in other aspects of the criminal justice system (CJS) such as arrest...

Fast Track – Wrong Track?

As a former family support worker working within social work teams, the news around the introduction of the fast track social work programmes undoubtedly caught my attention and filled me with concern for the direction in which the social work...