Thinking Space

Childhood in the UK Today

The Good Childhood Inquiry
In the light of the publication of the report of the Good Childhood Inquiry, and the media discussion that has resulted, here are some personal reflections on what constitutes a good childhood.  The article below was originally published by CCPAS in their Caring magazine in Spring 2007.
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Social workers as scapegoats: some reflections on the case of Baby P

The appalling and scandalous treatment of Baby P has struck a chord with many over the last few weeks and media coverage of the story has been ubiquitous.  A prominent tabloid, never one to let facts get in the way of opinions, issued photographs of some of the key players … read more …

Policy Overload

Policies; you can’t get away from them can you!  Take last week for instance.  On Monday I received an Email with some papers attached for me to read through in preparation for a meeting about a social services adoption panel.  One of the attachments was called, ominously, “new PPG” (Policies, … read more …

Faith as Social Capital

How far can Faith organisations and their members contribute to social capital that not only bonds people together, but also enables them to cross boundaries and build bridges and links with others in civil society?
The Joseph Rowntree’s report offers some thought provoking answers.

The changing face of parenting

The Future Foundation, is an organization which aims, “…to understand what is really going on in the world, to provide order within the complexity, to present a clear sense of understanding and direction.” They produce a number of reports, on different areas, to help inform businesses of current and future … read more …

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