Recommendations for caring for children living in “toxic households”


achieving effective and efficient long standing outcomes for affected children requires an intentional positive multi-agency approach Background: Today Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, published a report revealing that about 50 000 thousand children under five are at “very high risk of severe harm” because of living in households where there is the existence of … Continue reading Recommendations for caring for children living in “toxic households”

Significant shift: UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent fathers


Reforms aim to end presumption that a father must have contact with a child when there is evidence of domestic abuse  Family court in High Holborn, London. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Written by Sandra Laville Senior judges are taking steps to end the presumption that a father must have contact with a child where there is evidence … Continue reading Significant shift: UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent fathers

‘Nineteen Child Homicides’: Women’s Aid launches new report and campaign to protect children in the family courts & prevent further avoidable child deaths


Originally published by Family Lore Women’s Aid launches ‘Nineteen Child Homicides’ report and Child First campaign “No parent should have to hold their children and comfort them as they die”, says Claire Throssell, mother to Jack and Paul, both killed in 2014 by their father The national domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has today launched … Continue reading ‘Nineteen Child Homicides’: Women’s Aid launches new report and campaign to protect children in the family courts & prevent further avoidable child deaths

Archbishop of York boldly responds to child sexual abuse cases in Church of England


Statement from Archbishop of York on the Independent Inquiry by Her Honour Judge Sally Cahill into the Church of England’s response to child sexual abuse cases Originally published 22 October 2014 “I wish to begin by expressing my gratitude to the Judge, Her Honour Judge Sally Cahill QC, Mr Joe Cocker and Mrs Nicola Harding for … Continue reading Archbishop of York boldly responds to child sexual abuse cases in Church of England

“Nurture Your Children To Be The Best Seed They Can Be”


“Nurture your children to be the best seed they can be to their generation & to society”, were the words of our Founder Director, Kudakwashe Nyakudya, as she empowered delegates attending the Uhuru Parenting Seminar last Saturday. She spoke these words to impart wisdom on how parents should focus on “qualitative parenting”, especially for children who have … Continue reading “Nurture Your Children To Be The Best Seed They Can Be”

1 million children are affected by DVA every year


Having survived Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) with my children I witnessed first hand the devastating impact of DVA on children. I am very delighted to add that, I also witnessed in marvel the remarkable healing and restoration my children experienced in the several months that followed our survival. I have often said that, at times we … Continue reading 1 million children are affected by DVA every year