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Lucy's blog

Measuring Happiness

Earlier this month I read an article in the Observer which shared the results of a research project which seemed to suggest that the fewer siblings a child has, the happier they are; and that only children are the most contented. "Sibling bullying" seemed to be a...

Is this the Beginning of the End for Child Benefit?

Well, the Chancellor's child benefit cut announcement last week understandably caused something of an uproar . While many people believe that it's fairer that 'wealthier' families are targeted, there has been considerable anger regarding the anomalies within...

The Long & the Short of it...

Earlier this week I read with interest an article on the SchoolGate blog by Sarah Ebner. I don't want to re-hash the article here, but by way of giving a little background - the article detailed the experiences of another parent, Joanne Mallon who has a son who is small...

The Vetting & Barring Scheme

October saw the launch of the new Vetting & Barring Scheme (VBS). The new scheme has come about as a result of the Bichard Inquiry which followed the murders of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells in 2002. In it, Sir Michael Bichard recommended that: "New arrangements...
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