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Children, Young People and Families

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Sarah Nelson, author of 'Tackling Child Sexual Abuse', explains how COVID-19 has increased the urgency for action against child sexual abuse and examines reasons for failure and models of practice as identified in the book.…Read more

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Lindsey German, contributor to 'Social Work and the COVID-19 Pandemic: International Insights', explains why, when we talk about how work and society should change post COVID-19, we must put the role of women and work at the centre of our analysis.…Read more

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Drawing on the 'Moving, Always Moving' report from the Children's Society - published today - this article shows the value of listening to children speak about the failure of the policies that shape their lives, and calls for them to be heard in the post-COVID-19 rebuild.…Read more

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by Janet Batsleer and James Duggan  |  9th October 2020

Janet Batsleer and James Duggan, authors of 'Young and Lonely: The Social Conditions of Loneliness', call for a new way of thinking and talking about young people’s loneliness.…Read more

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by Susan Kay-Flowers  |  29th September 2020

Susan Kay-Flowers, author of 'Childhood Experiences of Separation and Divorce', considers some of the challenges of isolation specifically faced by children of separated parents during lockdown, when the usual support networks were out of reach. …Read more

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by Paul Hodkinson and Rachel Brooks  |  17th July 2020

Paul Hodkinson and Rachel Brooks, authors of 'Sharing Care', explain some of the key findings from their research into the experiences of fathers who take on an equal or greater share of caregiving, and explore what their conclusions might suggest about the prospects for them amidst the COVID-19 lockdown.…Read more

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by Killian Mullan  |  16th July 2020

Killian Mullan, author of 'A Child’s Day', discusses how children spent their free time prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, and how the pandemic and closing of schools has further impacted their use of time.…Read more

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by Hannah B and Mike S  |  1st July 2020

Social workers Hannah B and Mike S explore the idea of reunification between a child in care and their family, and explain that it is a chance that should never be overlooked.…Read more

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by Eleanor Jupp and Sophie Bowlby  |  12th June 2020

Sophie Bowlby and Eleanor Jupp, two of the co-authors of 'The New Politics of Home: Housing, Gender and Care in Times of Crisis', look at how coronavirus conditions can make us consider new aspects of home, care and the wider infrastructures that support them.…Read more

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by Martin Glynn  |  10th June 2020

In the new Lyrix from Lockdown podcast, Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic, data storyteller and creative director of Algorhythm Data Storytelling Lab, explores the consequences of knife crime and the emotions that young men like Omar experience when faced with bullying and ongoing masculine challenges.…Read more