We must finally admit we can no longer trust ourselves and each other to fulfil one of the most important roles of adults — child protection. The countless and growing statistics and news reports attest to it: we’ve got so bad at looking after kids, the least we can do is help them look after themselves.
So there you are — sympathy, empathy, entitlement, worthiness, abuse, vulnerability, democracy, mental health, technology. Those were the key themes you were interested in reading about in 2013.
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Watching events unfold around James Parker’s arrest, trial and, this week, his sentencing with preventative detention for the sexual violation of 20 boys over many years, I have felt an increasing sense of dis-ease about […]