Tag: children

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…

“Down these mean streets …”

“…a lollipop lady must go who is not herself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.” Parents are calling for the return of a popular lollipop lady who quit following threats from abusive pupils.Waving their own signs saying “Come Back Jenny” and…

Good Grief! I Must Be Turning Into A Lefty!

I mean, first I agreed with Mary Dejevsky. Now I’m agreeing with Peter Wilby… The late Richard Webster, a writer who dedicated many years to campaigning for “abusers” he believed were wrongly convicted, saw analogies with medieval witch hunts. Genuine…