Neither seen nor heard: children of prisoners

Neither seen nor heard: children of prisoners

Neither seen nor heard: children of prisoners We’ve come a long way from the days when most people genuinely believed that children should be seen and not heard. In education and social care, a huge emphasis is placed on listening to what young people have to say....
‘Groomed’ – a review

‘Groomed’ – a review

Last week, a group of us went to see Groomed at the Soho theatre, written and performed by Patrick Sandford. It is a play about child sexual abuse and the impact it has long after the abuse has taken place. We sat in the bar beforehand, nursing a glass of water to...
Why better child protection needs better communication

Why better child protection needs better communication

“Serious Case Review”, the three rather matter of fact words which follow the tragic and untimely death of a child. Since their inception as part of the Children Act 2004, following the death of Victoria Climbié, Serious Case Reviews have provoked controversy as other...