Parents and kids
Parents and kids

Parents and kids

19 May 2004

Children Bill: monitoring problems

While the state spies on families to 'see what services they need', parents who ask for help are ignored.

19 May 2004

Not in front of the parents

The 14-year-old's 'secret' abortion shows that professionals now see Mum and Dad as the problem.

12 May 2004

New Labour makes the Jesuits look like liberals

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on parenting policy and 'infant determinism'.

21 April 2004

Tracking parents

The UK government's proposed child protection database replaces professional judgement with generalised suspicion.

25 March 2004

Where are the schoolgirl mothers?

There is no epidemic of teenage pregnancy, just an out-of-control concern about it.

13 February 2003

Vote No to baby ballots

Giving parents extra votes wouldn't solve the 'democratic deficit' - but it would damage democracy.

4 February 2003

'Every bruise now means an investigation'

Social Services is failing abused children, because it is too busy scrutinising ordinary families. A child protection officer talks to Virginia Hume.

19 December 2002

Parenting: no guarantees

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London

19 December 2002

Parenting: no guarantees

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London).

3 December 2002

Playing safe

A new primary school has sold off the freedom of the playground for the synthetic thud of trainers on rubber surfaces.