Tag: children

Once Again, An ‘Offer’ Means You Don’t Have To Accept…

It’s a concept that people don’t really seem to grasp that often: The founder of an Essex-based anti-knife crime charity which has received funding to deliver workshops to pupils claims schools across Rochford and Rayleigh haven’t taken up the offer.…

Leeches…

A teenager is suing the Met Police and Islington council for repeatedly holding him in a cell overnight. The 14-year-old’s case is being brought by charity Just For Kids Law, which argued that the boy was kept in the “unsuitable”…

Rentseeking In Schools Now?

A survey of 6,000 schoolchildren has found widespread misconceptions about the number of immigrants and non-white people living in England, as well as negative attitudes towards Muslims and those born overseas. And who organised this survey, and were parents consulted…

Thin End Of The Wedge..?

Applying to roles deemed “safety-critical”, a host of employees from lorry drivers to binmen and lollipop ladies are being checked using breathalysers and swipes of their skin. Failure or refusal to take a test is regarded as a disciplinary matter.…

Like there’s no tomorrow

I work for the underclass. I also work for a bunch of other people who are in the financial mire – temporarily or permanently – and from which I suspect no amount of health insurance and voluntary pension saving could…

Make Up Your Minds, Will You?

Public: ‘Make the authorities take all the responsibility – for the children!!’ At times, the review concluded, Daniel appeared to have been “invisible” against the backdrop of his mother’s controlling behaviour. Professionals failed to act on “what they saw in…

Well, This Idea Sounds Nuts!

Campaigners are calling for the topic to be included in the national curriculum… Oh, what now? Well, would you believe, mental health? … and for schools to provide counselling and support to any young person that needs it. Around one…

Oh, The Hardship!

Pupils at Southend High School for Girls and Futures College, both in Southchurch Boulevard, Southend, are affected by revisions to First and Arriva services. Children are now having to get up extra early to ensure they have time to change…