Listen to children and young people and give people who directly provide child protection services a stronger voice
“Continuous improvement approaches, in which small suggestions for improvement are constantly collected, analysed and acted upon, can have dramatic effects on service quality, because lots of small changes add up to huge improvements in the longer term.” Chris Mills argues that we need to listen to children and young people and strengthen the voice of people who directly provide child protection services.
Young people deserve so much more – a reaction to Iain Duncan Smith’s Party Conference Speech
“Young people are being treated so, so badly by this government and the cuts it has imposed. They deserve so much better than this.” Emsy takes a look at Iain Duncan-Smith’s speech to this year’s Conservative Party Conference.Originally posted on EmsyBlog
Votes for Prisoners: No, It’s Yes…
“…it seems that I was right and we’ll have to wait until after the next election to see how whichever government is then in power deals with this tricky – and deeply unpopular – legal conundrum.” Alex Cavendish takes a look at the issue of votes for prisoners.Originally posted on Prison UK: An Insider's View
Things can only get flatter. Why are Labour miserable at the prospect of power?
“Labour finds itself in a position where power is unexpectedly, and perhaps prematurely, within reach. The question is, does the party really want to grasp it just yet?” Daniel Sage offers up his reflections on the Labour Party’s conference this week.Originally posted on Knowledge is porridge
On disability hate crime we need a strategy for prevention
“Good, albeit depressing, to hear BBC 5 Live devote an hour to disability hate crime, with ex Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Ken McDonald, essentially repeating messages about institutional failure in the criminal justice system that he first made in a speech in 2008.” Neil Crowther looks at how to prevent disability hate crime.Originally posted on Making rights make sense
The West London question
“The West Lothian question is at the centre of the politics of the UK in the wake of David Cameron’s response to the No vote in the Scottish referendum.” Jules Birch offers his perspective on devolution and poses the West London question.Originally posted on Jules Birch
The Green Party is a single issue party: Discuss.
“Even in its embryonic days, …the Green Party accepted that if the crisis envisaged by Limits to Growth was to be avoided, sustainability could only be achieved either by a ruthless dictator, or if by democratic decision, then social justice was an essential component.” Clive Lord calls on the Green Party to remember its roots in greater social equality.Originally posted on Clive Lord