Category Archives: Youth Issues

We need effective Children’s services


The new Director of Childrens Services for Norfolk County Council is Sara Tough as this news report explains. Sara is due to move to this role from her current post as Director of Childrens Services in Dorset in October, when … Continue reading

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The wrong time to drop the report


The decision by the new head of Ofsted to absorb this years Social Care annual report into Ofsteds own annual report comes at a bad time in the light of the recent prosecutions in the Newcastle Upon Tyne, sex grooming … Continue reading

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A vital link from Business to Education


Today the TES online magazine has published an article entitled ‘Colleges should be key in widening access to University’. I agree with the article by Julia Belgutay but don’t believe it goes far enough. There is of course a vital role … Continue reading

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Too late to shut an important Stable Door


On 26th July Tim Loughton MP, for East Worthing and Shoreham asked a question of the Government. “To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which policy areas relevant to vulnerable children and young people are under consideration in … Continue reading

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We need a series of studies on our departure from the EU


The decision by Amber Rudd last Thursday to commission a study on the economic impact of immigration from the EU seems excessively late to the party bearing in mind that the Hastings MP has spent more than a year as … Continue reading

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What is so special about today?


An organisation that I have just joined as part of the company I work for is called the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Today they are holding a series of events around the UK. Entitled “Engineering Open House Day” the … Continue reading

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We must support all rural communities


Although I have visited Northern Ireland on several occasions and know some folk who live there, I don’t have a very good handle on how the recent alliance between the Conservative Party and the DUP will have impacted the politics … Continue reading

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