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One baby adored. Too many ignored.

Today the royal baby is apparently stirring. He or she has already been showered with speculation and interest.  Not just the name but the identity of the  godparents, role of William’s mother in law, clothing, schooling, parenting, nannying and much more is effectively stifling most other news this Monday morning. In Worcester a few days ago a doorbell rang. The occupants of the house opened it...
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Tories don’t want to know about Oxford. Funny that

This week, a group of men were convicted for grooming girls in Oxfordshire. The crimes they committed are disgusting enough. What concerns us is that one of the girls – who has very eloquently given her story to the media repeatedly asked her local social services for help as well as the police. Her mother also ‘begged’ for help. The child who was adopted, said that nobody listened, they...
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Adoption guidelines on race distract from system that is itself is suffering from neglect

Not much time passes these days without the Cameron government giving prominence to the importance of the family. The relative speed with which they have addressed the need to change the guidelines on interracial adoption is certainly to be welcomed. Black and mixed race children wait three times longer than white children to be adopted. For too long social workers in the UK have been...
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