Our social affairs editor looks at the issues affecting modern Britain in an era of spending cuts and high unemployment.
There would be many who would be horrified to find themselves an advert for the government’s Troubled Families programme. The language around it has been much criticised with its echoes of “neighbours from hell” and visions of the television programme, Shameless, hanging heavily alongside it.
But 40 year-old Lou is proud. Bursting at the seams proud. When you listen to her story, it’s little wonder. (more…)
Even before the guilty verdict was released, a serious case review into the death of Hamzah Khan was announced. But with 200 launched a year, all with similar findings, how long before something
Much is made of the need to educate children about healthy eating. But what of the thousands of children whose parents cannot afford to put enough meals, of any quality, on the table?
I love a bit of pop music and know a good deal more about One Direction than is perhaps wise to admit, writes Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long. So what’s the verdict on Morgan
The government calls it a “spare room subsidy” – the system brought in 100 days ago to try to reduce “under-occupancy” in social housing.
Judging comprehensives against fee-paying selective schools is not comparing like with like, as the Chief Inspector should know only too well.
With one youth worker telling Channel 4 News that boys as young as 11 ask him if it is OK to strangle a girl while having sex, is it time to tackle the issue of children and pornography
Operation Bullfinch suggests sexual exploitation is a problem particular to the Pakistani Muslim community. But could it be wider than that?
This is the moment when we get George Osborne’s famed fairytale scrounger, idling in bed with the curtains drawn all day, up and off his backside and into work. Or do we?
The reality for many is a hugely stressful fight to get something that you might hope would be a given – a place at school where your child is safe, happy and getting the best possible