In the run up to Christmas this year I visited two members of the Mill Grove family: both of whom are in their late seventies. One was terminally ill and in a hospice, the other had suffered a series of strokes that had left him partly paralysed down the right side of his body. They … Read more
The need to open one’s eyes to what is around
Every new arrival changes the community.
Christmas can be a difficult time, but it is special.
Is there a future for a boy with a past?
The priorities in meeting the needs of children in care
What A Christmas Carol offers that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child does not
I spent the weeks leading up to Christmas wandering around watching all the hurly burly as usual. People dashing around, pushing and shoving each other, banging into each other with huge bags of shopping and generally showing a great lack of goodwill. Sometimes if I was tired I just sat on the steps around the … Read more
It has been my privilege in the past twelve months to travel widely throughout the world. Since the summer, for example, I have been in Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Australia. This has been the result of invitations to lecture, speak and preach on subjects relating to children and childhood. There have been … Read more