As the number of cases involving child protection soar, Prime Minister David Cameron’s answer is to create an ideologically driven campaign for wholesale privatisation. Failing children’s services will now be taken over, while his government simultaneously makes deeper cuts into those services.
Christmas for most of us is a time of festive cheer, family get togethers, too much mulled wine and general epicurean excess. And so it should be.
Alarmingly, in the UK rising numbers of teens have been trying to commit suicide or actually carrying it out in the past year. Every one of these cases is a desperately sad tale that needs to be told, so we can try to understand the reasons why young people take their own lives.