Home Affairs Committee airs “particular” concerns about the impact on children of court proceedings, and the lack of co-ordinated support for them. There is a need for more specialist children’s workers who are trained to recognise the impact of domestic abuse on children, and to ensure that the relevant statutory organisations respond to their needs. We recommend that the new Commissioner should have, as a priority in the first year of office, to review the impact upon children of the interaction between the family courts, children’s services, CAFCASS and the police, with particular reference to contact arrangements in domestic violence cases. (Paragraph 119)

Domestic Abuse – Home Affairs Committee – House of Commons
— Read on publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmhaff/1015/101509.htm

“Being sectioned can be a hugely traumatic, not just for the person with a mental illness, but also for their families and close friends. Witnessing someone you love, pushed to the point of needing involuntary, professional intervention is really scary, and can leave you feeling utterly helpless. ” A new BBC Three show, In My Skin, explores the idea of caring for a family member with severe mental illness.

It can leave you feeling utterly helpless.
— Read on metro.co.uk/2018/10/21/this-is-what-it-is-like-to-have-a-relative-who-has-been-sectioned-8050918/amp/

Who and why train to fight, as an amateur poses more than questions about being pugilistic? Are we ‘seeing a wave of sexism and toxic masculinity, relatedly, racism and it’s all being normalized?’

Why Do Men Fight?: An Interview with Thomas Page McBee

Why Do Men Fight?: An Interview with Thomas Page McBee
— Read on longreads.com/2018/08/22/why-do-men-fight-an-interview-with-thomas-page-mcbee/

Students should be encouraged to think and challenge – so to be excluded from Spalding Grammar School after ‘silent protest’ over controversial bags policy is (IMHO) excessive.

An A-Level student was excluded from Spalding Grammar School for two days after silent protest over controversial ban on large bags.
— Read on www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/student-excluded-after-silent-protest-over-controversial-bags-policy-9046813/

Motherhood Penalty & Breastfeeding — MothersEsquire

“Women who elect to breastfeed may face greater and long-term career stigma,
including salary loss. Forcing women to choose between feeding their
infants the way they choose and losing ground at work is yet another part
of the attrition rate of women lawyers.”
— Read on www.mothersesquire.com/mothersesquire-blog/2018/10/15/motherhood-penalty-amp-breastfeeding

David Rees QC and Tom Entwistle act in important test cases on euthanasia and assisted dying in the context of Lasting Powers of Attorney. – 5 Stone Buildings

David Rees QC and Tom Entwistle act in important test cases on euthanasia and assisted dying in the context of Lasting Powers of Attorney. – 5 Stone Buildings
— Read on www.5sblaw.com/news/david-rees-qc-and-tom-entwistle-act-in-important-test-cases-on-euthanasia-and-assisted-dying-in-the-context-of-lasting-powers-of-attorney/