Archive for December 12th, 2010

December 12, 2010

The Voice of the Child – click here

To read the full text of Mr Justice Coleridge’s speech.

December 12, 2010

What happens to your comments?

Last week Sally gave some great feedback on why civil court orders are often breached in cases of domestic abuse.  Hannah checked out her ideas in the training room.  (You can see the conversation on the comments section) Just to say that I will use these insights to see if there is some way that we can link with the Family Courts and try and find a way that they can be made aware of the potential risks to victims and children in some orders.  So great practical feedback.  Thank you.  But would every IDVA have the confidence to raise this kind of point in practice?  Over to the PD team to sort that one out…..

December 12, 2010

Philanthropy Review

Just in case anyone missed the news last week….there were a number of reviews of philanthropic and charitable giving announced.  There is obviously concern that with funding cuts, many areas of the arts, medical research and social causes will all suffer.  One review announced by Arts Minister Jeremy Hunt, will focus on giving to the Arts.  I have been asked to join the team overseeing an independent review of giving, with a focus on making practical recommendations to government about how to increase the quality and quantity of charitable giving in this country.  If you are interested go to

I think it will be interesting and give us a voice in this debate.  Any inspiration welcome!