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Cinderella in tears, flanked by her two step-sisters. (Image: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

The state is the worst wicked stepmother of all

31 March 2014 16:22

What a fantastically stupid idea, I thought, reading the paper this morning.  ‘Parents who fail to show love and affection towards their children could be sent to prison for up… Continue reading

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Soham Trial Nears Conclusion

The forced Caesarean case proves that light must be shone on social services and the courts

3 December 2013 15:03

It’s no joke, having a Caesarean, and I’ve had two. So the news that Essex County Council social services obliged a pregnant, mentally ill Italian woman to have her baby… Continue reading

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage has attacked Rotherham Council's decision to remove children from their UKIP-voting foster parents. Picture: Getty

The prejudice on display in Rotherham

24 November 2012 15:44

There are some stories that become more shocking the more you think about them. The case of the Rotherham foster parents who have had the children they were caring for… Continue reading

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Children learn to bake at a Steiner school. Picture: Getty.

MPs push for more children to be taken into care

7 November 2012 10:52

As the number of inquiries into allegations of child abuse in institutions from the BBC to the NHS grows, a cross-party committee of MPs has today recommended that more children… Continue reading

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