Category Archives: Youth Issues

A misguided comment from Sarah Wollaston


Late yesterday the Guardian published this article on a significant disagreement between the Childrens Commissioner, Anne Longfield and Simon Stevens, the CEO of NHS England. The article which has the headline ‘Children’s tsar savages NHS over paucity of mental healthcare’ … Continue reading

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The need for a major change of emphasis


The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is a charity which was set up by Graham Allen MP in July 2013, after he had worked for several years on the need to invest time and resources in the lives of young children … Continue reading

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The Government must fund its educational promises


In July when Schools were preparing to send pupils home for their Summer break, Justine Greening the Secretary of State for Education announced that she intends to rearrange the way in which schools are funded and in preparation for future … Continue reading

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Welcome to Brighton & Hove


Today is the start of term at both Brighton and Sussex Universities which means that Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings have had the privilege over the last few days of welcoming many thousands of students to enjoy the opportunity of living … Continue reading

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What we need to do to improve society


Yesterday I wrote a blog about how protecting children and their parents from Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence will require a major shift in the way in which statutory agencies such as the Police and Local Government departments engage with … Continue reading

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Critical path in stopping Domestic Abuse


On Tuesday a report into Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence was jointly published by a number of national inspection agencies entitled “The multi-agency response to children living with domestic abuse”. The report raises a number of vital issues yet appears to have … Continue reading

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We need a renewable energy focal point


It is clear from my recent visits to the sea front and views from various parts of the Downs that the Rampion windfarm is fast developing, with apparently over half the turbines already in place. Last weekend I visited Lancing … Continue reading

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