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May, 2016

  • 4 May

    Indiana installs Baby drop-off boxes so mums can abandon their infants

    Indiana Installs Baby Drop-Off Boxes So Moms Can Abandon Their Infants.

    The Woodburn Volunteer Fire Department, located about 15 miles east of Fort Wayne in Indiana, is offering a new amenity for mothers. It’s called the Safe Haven Baby Box, a padded, climate-controlled container for newborns. It’s connected to a security system, so the emergency personnel inside the building know when a baby has been placed there, and can be there within …

October, 2015

  • 20 October

    No pre-school, no child benefit – Blackmailing the poor

    Influential Conservative pressure group ‘Bright Blue’ are recommending that Child Benefit should be denied to those parents who decide not to send their children to pre-school education from the age of three. The new report which can be found here: https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/reducing-poverty-promoting-diverse-social-networks states the following: The receipt of Child Benefit should be conditional upon all parents eligible for the Early Years Free Entitlement …

  • 15 October

    Newborn baby died after family evicted from social housing

    A 10-week old baby, born prematurely, died after his parents and sister were evicted from social housing in Warwickshire following the withdrawal of tenancy support, a serious case review has found. “John,” who was ten-weeks old, died on the night the family was forced from their home in September 2013. He died during the night while sharing his grandparents’ sofa …