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Children, Young People and Families

by Jenny Birchall and Shazia Choudhry  |  10th November 2021

Jenny Birchall and Shazia Choudhry report on their research on allegations of parental alienation and how the culture of the family courts reinforce these allegations and other gendered myths. …Read more

Shadow of child behind bars
by Ursula Kilkelly and Pat Bergin  |  2nd November 2021

Ursula Kilkelly and Pat Bergin note breaches of rights that still take place when children are detained, despite the special provisions in the UN CRC for children in conflict with the law, and the significant progress underway in Ireland. …Read more

Children playing hopscotch
by Marlon Lee Moncrieffe  |  7th October 2021

Marlon Moncrieffe looks at the Eurocentric nature of British history teaching in UK schools, and its role in reinforcing the inequality and division of British people. …Read more

Pattern of faces
by Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu  |  25th August 2021

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu about their special issue of 'Evidence & Policy' - 'The many faces of disability in evidence for policy and practice: embracing complexity’.…Read more

by Brid Featherstone Anna Gupta and Kate Morris  |  5th August 2021

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta and Kate Morris argue for the light that COVID-19 has shone on the inequalities scarring our society to include in its focus child protection and its relationship to wider social and economic policies. …Read more

picture of a coat that looks like a grave.

Mariela Neagu charts child protection policy shifts over the years, a history of good intentions that often led to abuse, lost childhoods and struggling adults.…Read more

Man walking on beach with kid.
by Glenda Wall  |  23rd July 2021

Glenda Wall discusses the conflicting advice given to parents, expected both to minutely plan for children’s success while also allowing them the independence to manage their own lives. …Read more

school kids wearing masks

Michelle Jayman, co-editor of 'Supporting New Digital Natives', calls for pupils’ mental health and wellbeing to be at the forefront of education recovery strategies.…Read more

Kid working on a computer
by John Bynner and Walter R. Heinz  |  26th March 2021

John Bynner and Walter Heinz, authors of 'Youth Prospects in the Digital Society', outline some of the challenges and uneven prospects young people face in a digital society. …Read more

Sign saying 'Girls just wanna have fundamental rights'
by Ceryl Davies  |  8th March 2021

This International Women’s Day, Ceryl Davies, Social Work Lecturer, talks about the importance of giving young women a voice when discussing sexual coercion experienced by them in their intimate relationships. …Read more