Tag Archives: Children

Tax-free childcare alone will not make childcare more affordable for most families

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Today’s announcements are welcome, but the direction of travel is worrying.

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The government should learn from the childcare policies of other countries

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In Norway, state support for childcare goes to providers who have to meet quality criteria in order to receive any money.

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Tories make last-ditch attempt to prevent action on take up of smoking by children

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Tory MEPs are set to make a last ditch attempt to stop Labour-led reforms designed to reduce the take up of smoking by children.

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Banning smoking in cars to demonise the poor? Not really, no

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Writing in today’s Guardian, Zoe Williams has interpreted the ban as yet another way of demonising poor parents.

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The government lacks a coherent strategy to tackle childhood obesity

More must be done to educate and assist parents on how to raise healthy children.

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Gove’s attack on public education is purely ideological

There has always been one asset the Conservative party has had over Labour since Margaret Thatcher’s election in 1979, and that is the sheer ruthlessness of their convictions.

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They’re called ‘primary’ schools for a reason

If we are serious about raising school results, we’ll have to target resources towards early years and catch-up classes in primary schools. This will require the government to make tough decisions about spending on secondary education.

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Gay parents good for children according to new study

Children brought up by gay couples are healthier and have better relationships with their families, according to a new Australian-based study.

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Is school selection by house price really better than selection by ability?

The Guardian reports today that that a growing gap in household incomes and rising house prices have made England’s top state-funded comprehensive and academy schools more socially exclusive.

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Our child neglect laws are anything but progressive

It’s time for child neglect laws to change so that they take account of emotional, as well as physical, abuse.

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