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Children and Parenting News

15 hours ago
man who escaped from an open prison and was at large for almost five years, during which time he collected social welfare and fathered a child, faces arrest and a return to prison to complete his sentence. Mark Finnegan, whose family home is in Jobstown ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
16 hours ago
There is a gaping hole in public, and clinical, awareness of the condition. Information about sepsis needs to be put into parents’ handsMy son Sam should be 10 years old. I say “should” because on 23 December 2010 he died suddenly and avoidably from sepsis. When he came down with flu-like symp[...]
PolicyHealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 day ago
Pioneering paediatric radiologist and authority on the x-ray diagnosis of child abuseWhen Helen Carty was appointed in 1975 as a specialist in paediatric radiology at the Royal Liverpool Children’s hospital in Alder Hey, Merseyside, x-rays were just about the only tool available to diagnose many d[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 day ago
UK Charity Commission says victims in Manchester New Moston congregation were ‘badly let down’ by trusteesA Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Manchester has been criticised by the Charity Commission over its handling of allegations of child sex abuse by a senior member.Victims of a convicted p[...]
CharitiesChildren and ParentingCharities and VolunteerismGerontology
1 day ago
The savings are clear, but pressure on budgets is restricting opportunities for disabled young people and their familiesLuke Clements is Cerebra professor of law and social justice at Leeds UniversityMary* is remarkable. Her meagre rented flat is not. She works several menial jobs, bringing in just [...]
PolicyChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingE
1 day ago
Although specialist Admiral nurses can prevent hospital admissions and save money, there are only 200 in the UK and many counties have none at allKate and Jon Henderson have devoted the past decade to looking after their 67-year-old mother, Sally, who has dementia. At first the siblings, who, until [...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareDisabilities
1 day ago
As the father of a child with a rare genetic condition, I can recall the darkness that descends when life is ripped apart by a devastating diagnosis

• Ian Birrell is a journalist and former speechwriter for David CameronAt the centre of the Charlie Gard story, which has captured global atte[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
Figures show rise in number of ‘wasted days’ spent in hospital by young patients who have been declared fit for discharge Children with serious mental health problems are becoming trapped in NHS psychiatric units, unable to leave because care is unavailable outside hospitals, a thinktank has sai[...]
HealthChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental HealthGovernment Policy
2 days ago
an, Cattaraugus County’s commissioner of social services, used sick days for work absences, which he still does today in hopes of one day returning to work. While his dad watched from afar, Bryan pulled off a poker miracle to reach this year’s final ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
2 days ago
ampbell faces the death penalty if he’s convicted on the murder charges. Nicholas Campbell testified he lied to social service workers on visits because he was afraid of what his father would do to him or his siblings. He said Eric took care of his ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
As a nation built in opposition to the aristocracy, is it right that US billionaires are creating foundations to confer power and privilege on to future generations?The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded AgeToo much inherited wealth is a bad thing in a country that was founded i[...]
Children and ParentingCharities and Volunteerism
2 days ago
No fault evictions allow private landlords to turf tenants out without any reason. It’s legal but its use is on the rise and it needs to stopDan Wilson Craw is director of Generation RentFor every school in England there are five children without a home. The Local Government Association reports th[...]
HousingPovertyChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducation
2 days ago
Facing violence and trauma in Libya and other countries, thousands of children decided to flee by themselves, seeking to get away but not necessarily aiming for Europe, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today reported.
Children and Parenting
2 days ago
The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (AU) mission to Africa, which today vis[...]
Children and ParentingWomens Issues
3 days ago
Under-fours made up 27% of the children receiving emergency food supplies last July and August, Trussell Trust research showsHalf of the children needing help from food banks last summer were in primary school and more than a quarter were under the age of five, according to research.
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ChildrenPovertyChildren and ParentingEducation
3 days ago
Lemonade fine | Cloistered lawyers | Call me Pat, Pet | Clive James | Austen’s cricket-loving heroineAbout 30 years ago I wrote a computer-simulated lemonade stall for primary schoolchildren. Included in the model were potential disasters like thunderstorms and competition from cheaper stalls near[...]
Children and ParentingEducationCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
3 days ago
n an age where nearly one in five young Canadians (ages 15 to 29) report having experienced cyberbullying according to Statistics Canada, parents of young children and teens continue to struggle to ensure their child’s safety online. And one way many ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
3 days ago
Researchers say case of child infected at birth but no longer displaying symptoms may spare others long-term therapy A child who was infected with HIV at birth and given a short course of treatment has remained healthy for the last nine years without further drugs, according to scientists at a confe[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
3 days ago
Technology feeds social exclusion and without the means to access support online, young people can get trapped in a cycle of disadvantage and vulnerabilityChris Ashworth is programme director at Nominet TrustIt’s barely a few hundred yards, but might as well be 100 miles. MediaCity in Salford Quay[...]
ChildrenCharitiesChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyEducation
3 days ago
nd this could make it difficult to work with parents afterwards. The study, published in the Child and Family Social Work Journal, was undertaken by academics from the schools of law and of applied social studies at University College Cork. It involved ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationCriminal Justice
5 days ago
Why are ecstasy deaths at their highest level in a decade?In a small, square garden behind a terraced house in Liverpool, Michelle Shevlin is showing me the tattoo she got soon after her only daughter died. “It already had the ‘Stephanie’,” she says, pointing to the name etched across her wr[...]
Children and Parenting
5 days ago
Calling for “immediate care and protection” for children caught up in violence in Iraq's war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives and futures of some 27 million across the region and parts of Africa are at[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
6 days ago
his study used the data from 64 nonresidential fathers who had their children placed in foster care to describe their characteristics. The survey included questions about demographic background and personal challenges, the father's involvement with his ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
6 days ago
When private developers move in, the first eviction is accountability – then tenants’ complaints procedures and safety. Zoe Williams reveals the truth about for-profit council estatesBy 2004, Myatts Field North in Lambeth, south London, was a byword for what goes wrong on a housing estate. It ha[...]
HousingChildren and ParentingHousing and Poverty
1 week ago
imon Jones, 46, has graduated with a BA (Hons) in Social Work and has already accepted a position with Lancashire County Council’s Children’s Social Care team in Chorley. A long military career as a WO1 (GSM) in The Rifles saw him tour the world ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
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1 week ago
The conditions of the rural white working class and poor have been receiving increased attention lately. What do we really know about this demographic? Studies of their conditions could help illuminate their lives and highlight the social needs of this population. In a recent issue of the NASW Press[...]
 

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The “feminization of homelessness” is a growing social problem. In 2010, the last year for which such data were available, 37.2 percent of all homeless people were in families with children, and the overwhelming majority of these families were female-headed. Group participation provides homeless[...]
 
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By Maren Dale, News contributor Although progress continues to be made toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) equality in the U.S. — as evidenced by marriage equality and better recognition of and respect for people who identify as LGBTQ — this progress is not felt by[...]
 
2 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff To stop the spread of HIV, it cannot be treated as a health or medical problem alone, says Tom Fenn, project director of the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children). “It’s not going to go away if we act like it’s the health sector’s responsibility[...]
 
3 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor When Maura Nsonwu was a teenager and her mother, Mary Anne Busch, was working on her master’s degree in social work, her mother called the children into the room to try out a family therapy technique: family sculpture. It calls for the client and all family membe[...]
 
5 weeks ago
It’s known that depressed parents may negatively influence the well-being and outcomes of their children. However, prior research has mostly addressed mother’s depression rather than the father’s; furthermore, the research has mostly addressed effects on early childhood and not adolescents. To[...]
 
12 weeks ago
The Trump AdminThe Trump Administration policy of deporting large numbers of immigrants who are in the United States illegally is having a significant impact on the social work profession. Staff from the National Association of Social Workers Arizona, California, New Mexico, New York City, Texas and[...]