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...
Breaking up is hard to do

Breaking up is hard to do

“It’s so good to see you!”, “Let’s go for a cuppa”, “Would you like to go for lunch?” We heap lots of care and attention at the start of a professional relationship don’t we? Following up on chance encounters, responding to questions promptly and arranging as many...
After 27 years, sorry is still the hardest word

After 27 years, sorry is still the hardest word

As the week has unfolded, journalists, commentators and families of those that have fought for justice since the tragic events of April 1989 have managed to find words to describe the indescribable. On Tuesday 26 April 2016, a fairly inconspicuous glass building in...
HMP Spin

HMP Spin

Devising a ‘handling strategy’, particularly for a prime ministerial announcement is a test of anyone’s mettle. It stretches relations between journalist and adviser, and calls for a large amount of trust and a certain amount of luck. Like a complicated dessert...