The treatment of Ashya King’s family as criminals on the run was an authoritarian disgrace

Sep 1, 2014 by

By Brendan O’Neill, Telegraph: For an insight into the contempt and suspicion with which British officialdom now views parents, look no further than the Ashya King case. In this tragic story, two clearly loving parents were turned into criminal fugitives by a police force and NHS convinced they were going to harm their poorly child. They were treated like kidnappers, subjected to the sort of media frenzy and cross-border manhunt we would usually only see if a serial killer escaped from...

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English children among the unhappiest on earth. No wonder with the State as parent

Sep 1, 2014 by

by Kathy Gyngell, Conservative Woman: Why anyone is surprised to read that English children are some of the unhappiest in the world, I don’t know. This headline of the third of The Children’s Society’s comparative The Good Childhood Report 2014, published last week, clearly suggests we should be.  It attempts to establish children’s subjective sense of their own well-being and it makes for depressing reading. Nothing it appears has changed for English children. We have learnt nothing. The...

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Channel 4 hires former Miss Belgium to shake up sex education in schools

Sep 1, 2014 by

By John Plunkett, Guardian: A Belgian sex therapist and UN goodwill ambassador who believes that all children should get a qualification in sex education is to start a Jamie Oliver-style campaign to change the way British schools tackle the subject. Goedele Liekens, a former Miss Belgium who presented the country’s edition of The Weakest Link, believes the way sex education is handled in British schools is “hopelessly out of date” and should begin “properly and...

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Breakdown of the family to blame for 90% of poverty, families congress told

Aug 31, 2014 by

By Melissa Davey, Guardian: The breakdown of the family unit is responsible for 90% of the world’s poverty, the head of the World Congress of Families told its conference. Wrapping up the controversial and chaotic Christian event in Melbourne on Saturday, the managing director of the Congress, Larry Jacobs, told attendees marriage was a lifelong union of one man and one woman, raising their children in a loving and nurturing way. “We believe that sex should be within that union,” he said....

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Muslim rape gangs: the disturbing role of Britain’s leading child welfare charity

Aug 29, 2014 by

By James Delingpole, Breitbart: Among the more nauseating spectacles of the Rotherham child rape scandal has been the squirming evasion and shameless attempts at face-saving by the various authority figures whose job it supposedly was to prevent such horrors happening. One of them is a man named Javed Khan. He is the head of Britain’s largest children’s charity Barnardo’s which now stands accused of having known about the Muslim rape gang problem for well over a decade...

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Valuing All God’s Children: Not What It Says On The Tin!

Aug 28, 2014 by

By Lisa Severine Nolland, PhD: A recent document on homophobic bullying and church schools has been produced and endorsed by the Church of England Archbishops’ Council Education Division and the prestigious National Society. Entitled Valuing All God’s Children [VAGC, Eastertide 2014], it aims to ensure schools are ‘safe’ places for all youngsters, and does so through foregrounding the evils of homophobia, and offering a decalogue of far reaching recommendations to the nation’s 5,500 church...

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