Polls by Steven Rae May 15, 2019, 11:25 am Updated: May 15, 2019, 11:29 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The use of smacking to discipline children attracts a lot of attention – and opinion often seems to be split on the matter. Some say “it did them no harm”, while others say it is justifying assault on the most vulnerable members of our society. But should parents be allowed to smack their kids? (See below for more). An error has occurred while loading your details. Please click the following link to try again - if the issue persists, please don't hesitate to contact us. Try again by refreshing the page. A Bill to remove the defence of ‘justifiable assault’ in Scots law, which allows parents to use physical punishment on children, is being considered by the Scottish Parliament, with similar legislation going through the Welsh Assembly. The motion in Scotland was raised by Green MSP for the Highlands and Islands … [Read more...] about POLL: Should parents be allowed to smack their children?
Lone parents and their children have lost challenges against the government’s benefit cap at the UK’s highest court. Supreme court justices, sitting in London on Wednesday, rejected the appeals in cases brought against the work and pensions secretary over the lawfulness of the measure by a majority of five to two. Campaigners say the “discriminatory” reduced cap targets the wrong people and is not achieving its stated aims. A panel of judges were asked at a hearing last year to rule on whether the revised cap breached human rights laws. Lord Wilson, announcing the decision, described the legislation that introduced the revised cap as “tough”, and said the court had been faced with a difficult decision on the appeals. The evidence had persuaded all seven justices that the cap had a major impact on lone parents with children under school age because it was “particularly difficult for them to go out to work”. The Welfare Reform and Work Act … [Read more...] about Lone parents lose benefits cap challenges at supreme court
UK By Emma Ailes and Jessica Furst BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme 15 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48230618 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel More than 120 MPs have written to the government asking for an inquiry into how family … [Read more...] about Call for inquiry into abusive parents’ access to children
Lone parents lose Supreme Court fight over benefit cap BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Lone parents and their children have lost challenges at the UK’s highest court against the Government’s controversial benefit cap. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/lone-parents-lose-supreme-court-fight-over-benefit-cap-38113826.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article38113824.ece/069e1/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_af478f4e-fce2-4e76-9b64-245c72cf0aca_1 Email Lone parents and their children have lost challenges at the UK’s highest court against the Government’s controversial benefit cap. Supreme Court justices, sitting in London on Wednesday, rejected their appeals in cases brought against the Work and Pensions Secretary over the lawfulness of the measure by a majority of five to two. Campaigners say the “discriminatory” reduced cap targets the wrong people “and is not achieving its stated aims”. A panel of judges were asked at a hearing … [Read more...] about Lone parents lose Supreme Court fight over benefit cap
In her professional life, Wojcicki (78), is a respected educator whose work at Palo Alto high (where she runs the journalism programme) means that she's regularly solicited for advice and mentoring by business leaders. But it's her attributes as a parent that have brought her the attention of the wider public. Her three daughters are wildly successful. The eldest, Susan, is the CEO of Youtube. Janet the middle child, is a professor of paediatrics at the University of California and Anne founded the biotech company 23andme which has brought genetic testing to the general public. She's just published a book, How to Raise Successful People, which outlines the parenting philosophy she's developed and honed over five decades, gently guiding her own children and her students to the fulfilment of their potential. Wojcicki is a curious mix of progressive and old-fashioned. She's a champion of education-reform, a critic of high-pressure schooling and too much testing, a promoter of … [Read more...] about Is ‘panda parenting’ the key to rearing successful kids?