This Is How Visits To See Your Child In A Contact Centre Should Be… — Researching Reform

The Family and Children’s Resource Programme at the University of North Carolina, have done something amazing. Their videos on how to better understand parents’ emotions during supervised contact and showing foster carers how to work with birth parents, are outstanding, and need to be shared and watched, not just by parents but by our own child […]

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Related Family and Criminal Proceedings: Nice Words, Harsh Realities #whistleblowerkids #forcedadoption — No Punishment without Crime or Bereavement without Death!

Originally posted on In the Best Interest of the ‘Whistleblower Kids’?: The network of committed and dedicated ‘online activists’ is remarkable: Hampstead Research does online what Barnet Police omitted to do offline: investigate the 70+ abusers, the 8 schools and the 1 church regularly abusing 20 children Super ‘McKenzie Friends‘ write submissions and emails to…

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Dear John Bercow – YOU can have #IDS Indicted

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Who Will Watch the Watchmen?

An Open Letter to John Bercow

Dear John Bercow,
I was incredibly naive when I started campaigning for the rights of people with long term health conditions and disabilities.
I believed passionately in democracy and that here in the UK, we had one of the best political systems in the world.
I had always believed there were strict rules governing MPs and that they were held to account by customs and conventions that had served us for centuries. Sadly, that naivety is long gone.
Over the last 4 years, I’ve learnt that democracy is merely an illusion. I’ve learnt that a politician can do or say virtually anything he or she likes and no-one will do anything about it at all.
In the case of Iain Duncan-Smith, we have seen the results of a failure to govern the governors as never before. He has lied…

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Starving British children are looking for food in rubbish bins

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Who said it could never happen here? Children are starving on the streets of Britain as the Tory-led Coalition's hate policies bite ever-more-deeply into the poor [Image: Stoke Sentinel]. Who said it could never happen here? Children are starving on the streets of Britain as the Tory-led Coalition’s hate policies bite ever-more-deeply into the poor [Image: Stoke Sentinel]. British children are sifting through bins left outside houses in search of scraps of food because they are starving, it has been revealed.

But Tories and their supporters in rich London won’t have to look at them – because they are in Labour-held Stoke-on-Trent.

The Stoke Sentinel reported that “Youngsters have been searching through bins in the Hollings Street and Brocksford Street area of Fenton before eating any leftovers.”

It said, “Dozens of hungry families are referred to Fenton’s food bank for help every week.”

What’s really sad about this story is that some of the people interviewed seemed to think the problem was with the mess left behind by these children – youngsters who are, remember, so hungry that they…

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Benefit tales

KEIGHLEY MP Kris Hopkins is under fire after giving landlords the green light to kick out tenants on housing benefit.

Labour reacted with anger after Mr Hopkins, the housing minister, argued it was a “commercial decision” that any private landlord had the right to make.

He said: “If they actually decide they don’t want to have somebody on housing benefit in the future, that’s a perfectly legitimate thing for them to do.” The comment came after Panorama unearthed new figures revealing the number of evictions from privately-rented houses is rising sharply.

Emma Reynolds, Labour’s housing spokesman, described the attitude as “callous” when tenants were victims of a cost-of-living squeeze and a failure to build enough homes. She said: “It is appalling that David Cameron’s housing minister thinks it’s acceptable for someone to be evicted just because they are receiving social security.”

Speaking afterwards, Mr Hopkins stood by his comments, but…

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Totally humiliated after running out of food and money.

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Original post on the facebook page ‘Bedroom Tax..Think it’s unfair..Join the fight here’

“Totally humiliated today after running out of food and money. I have had to go and phone my Uncle to get me a weeks worth of food just about manage with the Electricity now . Hate this situation . Hate this government . Hate not having a washing machine etc totally hard work living on benefits. Hate to think how bad it can get . We must be survivors on here one way or another”

And some responses

—– “Sounds like my life. I’m on ESA and ends never meet, never much left after bills are paid. So I always go without food for at least 3 days, I don’t have any family to ask for help. I got my self into debt with the bedroomroom tax, and other things due to my mental illness. I just…

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