The first years of our lives are vital. Often, it is the poorest children who miss out. In 2018, only 61 per cent of eligible two-year olds took up a free early education place in London, compared with 72 per cent nationally. By aged five, children entitled to free school meals are almost three months … Continue reading Early Years in London
Some wise words from Alex Beresford, weatherman. During a Good Morning Britain debate on knife crime on Tuesday, Alex Beresford made an off-camera interjection as the Police Federation chair, John Apter, was arguing for the need for more prisons. The weatherman later posted a longer video to social media explaining why he made his impassioned … Continue reading Good Morning Britain weatherman explains why he interrupted knife crime debate – video
Yvonne Lawson: I lost my son to knife crime - here's my advice for parents. Yvonne Lawson's son, Godwin, was stabbed and killed in 2010. She set up the Godwin Lawson Foundation in the wake of his death, helping young people find positive opportunities to avoid getting involved with gangs. Here's her advice for parents.
Community violence refers to deliberate acts of interpersonal violence committed in a neighbourhood. It might involve a chase, a physical attack or a verbal threat. It can be experienced directly by the victim, or indirectly – through witnessing an incident happening to someone else. Exposure to community violence is known to be related to a … Continue reading How living in violent communities can affect children’s antisocial behaviour