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...

SEN reform; for better or worse?

In the last twelve months there have been a number of developments in the review of legislation for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).The much-awaited Children and Families Bill has become the 2014 Children and Families...

Fighting to keep our libraries

Libraries work. They make people literate. Here is some evidence. Please note few government ministers or local councillors use genuine evidence to support their decisions. “Enjoyment of reading has a greater impact on a child’s educational...

Child Poverty: The problem with parents…

In a recent blog the executive director of Oxfam predicted that if current trends in global wealth continue then by next year the combined wealth of the richest 1% of the world’s population will overtake that of the other 99% of its people. It is...

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...