Youth and Community

Local authority cover-ups

by on July 28, 2017

Something about UK local authorities - unable to grasp any notion of serving anyone's interest but their own - that is the interests of the [more…]

Child abuse in the name of Safeguarding

by on July 27, 2017

It has been a theme of this web site that Safeguarding is insincere. Its primary purpose is to protect officials from liabilities that arise from [more…]

The stocks are back

by on July 17, 2017

This is a story about a school in Bristol where they make the students were a 'lanyard' round their neck if they are wearing the [more…]

DBS Checks – separating fact from fiction

by on June 24, 2017

It is common for people to be required to complete a DBS check as part of an application to work with young people or with [more…]

Howard League statement on G4S decision to exit UK child jails market

by on February 27, 2016

G4S has announced that it is trying to exit the UK child jails market. This follows the recent Panorama expose of child abuse by staff [more…]

The Dame Janet Smith whitewash

by on February 27, 2016

After the scandal about Savile 'burst into the open' the BBC set up an inquiry into itself. The BBC appointed senior High Court Judge Dame [more…]