It’s not going into care that hinders a child’s life choices – it’s the earlier experiences that necessitate them being removed from home.
Category Archives: Opinion
Think you’re too clever to be scammed? Don’t be so sure
The authorities must do more to tackle fraud – ordinary people can’t be expected to protect themselves against increasingly sophisticated scams.
If you didn’t get the exam results you hoped for, it’s not the end of the world
What felt like a disaster on Tuesday could be downgraded to a minor setback by Friday, and in 10 years’ time it might even look like a blessing in disguise.
Named Person debate highlights widespread ignorance about child protection
Social workers in Scotland mostly engage with families on a voluntary basis … and there are checks and balances to ensure everyone is treated fairly.
The diet police need to learn to bite their tongues
When it comes to what others are eating, some people seem incapable of keeping their opinions to themselves.
Do we really want honest politicians, as opposed to a bit of razzle dazzle?
Everyone says they want honest politicians – but don’t silly questions sometimes deserve evasive answers?
No voters now thinking again weren’t all fooled during the independence referendum
The vote for a Brexit has changed what it means to be part of the UK, so it’s natural that head-over-heart No voters will be reconsidering their stance.
Raising Scotland’s minimum age of criminal responsibility – why stop at 12?
The Scottish Government has been consulting on raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility. But it’s asking the wrong questions.
‘Strident’ is not a compliment – we have a problem with women’s voices
When women risk being dubbed “shrill” or grating just for opening their mouths, it is any wonder we still have far to go in the fight for gender equality?
The Bank of Mum and Dad is not the solution to Generation Rent’s problem – lower house prices are
It makes little sense for most owner-occupiers to celebrate house price rises … especially if their own children are being locked out of the property market.