News Views

Plan We received a beautiful brochure asking us to sponsor a child with Plan. The eight-page glossy had well written and nicely illustrated stories about children’s services in Tanzania, Togo, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Nepal and Sierra Leone, and it asked us to help make poverty history by being part of Plan. We hadn’t … Read more

Remember?

The Webmag has been going for over six years now, and we must have published over a thousand articles. Who refers to the musty piles of back numbers of hard copy magazines? The Webmag articles are all there at the touch of the Back Issues button. Modern technology makes them available. But unless you are … Read more

Remember?

Remember? The Webmag has been going for over six years now, and we must have published over a thousand articles. Who refers to the musty piles of back numbers of hard copy magazines? The Webmag articles are all there at the touch of the Back Issues button. Modern technology makes them available. But unless you … Read more

Welcome

Last month we said, “Thankyou” to Bill Stevenson, who had looked after the technical side of the Webmag for the last six years. This month we say, “Welcome” to Jeremy Curtis, who is taking over the role. You will have noticed some of the changes he is introducing already. Jeremy makes a living from IT … Read more

Told You So

Six years ago this month the Waterhouse Report was published. It listed a catalogue of abuse which children had suffered while in care. The most extraordinary aspect of the publication of the Waterhouse Report was not the appalling catalogue of abuse or the sheer scale of the whole thing but the mad scramble to check … Read more

News Views

Changing Ways of Thinking It has been interesting to watch the way that Professor Al Aynsley-Green, the Children’s Commissioner for England, has tackled his role as children’s champion. He is quite a showman, with an eye to ways of grabbing the attention of the media, for example by wearing a hoodie, and in his public … Read more

A New Phase

  A New Phase: Now We Are Six This issue marks the sixth birthday for the Webmag, and another turning point in its development. Over the last six years the Webmag has achieved a lot. It has published about a thousand articles and received several million hits. We hope that they represent a lot of … Read more

News Views

Honours Childcare workers have done well in the New Year Honours List. They include : – Sarah Kearsley-Wooller for her work with Hope House Hospice, – Peter Ward, an Advisory Committee member from Central Scotland, – Isobel White from Save the Children, – Edith Blake from the Highland Children’s Panel – Gillian Strachan from NCH … Read more