I agree, clowns ARE scary

Some children’s hospital wards are decorated with ‘fun’ images of clowns. This is supposed to cheer up the patients and help healing, etc. Then someone thought of actually asking the young people what they thought. It turns out that they thought clowns were sinister and odd. And really, who doesn’t? Read more…

What is Consultation?

Listening to Home Office Minister Tony McNulty on BBC Radio Five last night I was inspired to create this short quiz. The Minister was on to explain the reasons for wanting to increase from 28 days the time the police are able to detain a suspect without charge. When asked Read more…

Mumpower!

Online community netmums has a very active forum. It also featuring all sorts of useful information and brings Mums together to reduce the isolation that full-time parenthood can cause. They have local groups and info as well as nationwide stuff. In many ways it’s a textbook example of a successful Read more…

Youth Council – So What?

I’m not normally the biggest fan of Youth Councils as they seem to be a way of replicating the mistakes of "adult councils", but they do have their place.  Equally, though, I don’t believe any council should set up a Youth Council and think that the job of youth engagement Read more…

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