Dr. Olle Johansson, Associate Professor, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm writes: The information campaign entitled The Babysafe Project is coordinated by The Grassroots Environmental Education and Environmental Health Trust, and is based on independent, scientific research which links exposure to wi
Continuing conflict in the Middle East has created a conveyor belt carrying children relentlessly towards disease, despair, displacement, disability and death. Some of these children will already have a disability before any particular traumatising event visited on their family, neighbourhood or cit
The New Year news from the government is that, if re-elected in 2015, it will cut a further £25 billion from public spending – with £12 billion coming from welfare.
While we can rightly focus on this or that group of vulnerable people who will suffer or die as a result, the underlying story is that
Peter Limbrick writes: This is an appeal for information about established multiagency keyworking projects in England for children and adults. We will publish a list of all valid projects that are sent to us.
There was great interest in keyworking during the first few years of this century but it s
Executive function and self-regulation (EF/SR*) skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we aren't born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice.
This 16-page guide (available for download, below), describes a
Peter Limbrick writes: I highly recommend this challenging article as I also recommend the network that sent it to me. The essay carries its own important message which I will not attempt to summarise here. But it did make me remember two people who made a lasting impression on me.
The first was a
'...there can be aimless and empty days with a sense of going nowhere. Life in steerage can be desperate, lonely, unhealthy, disabling and depressed'
I have not been on an ocean liner but I am well aware of the great contrast between conditions on the upper decks and down in steerage. So, who is on
Peter Limbrick writes: The UK coalition government brought in the Localism Act to give, they say, power to local people in England (extracts below*). We should make use of this government initiative now that we have seen how desperate conditions are in some of our maternity units, care homes and ger