Three social workers talk about what keeps them going, and what keeps them up at night.
Image copyright Getty Images An exhausted, overstretched generation of carers, are in need of emotional support themselves, say researchers. A report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says more than a quarter of such “sandwich carers” are suffering from depression or stress. “Sandwich carers” look after their elderly parents and their children. There are […]
Image caption Dame Mary Beard wants open debate, but without the “sloganising” and “sexist rants” Historian Mary Beard moves seamlessly from tackling aggressive dimwits on Twitter to talking about the politics of ancient Rome. It’s the kind of abrupt gear change we now expect from public intellectuals. And Professor Mary Beard – who became Dame […]
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Informal exclusions are unlawful A dozen schools in England, Northern Ireland and Wales have admitted informally excluding pupils at some stage last year, the BBC has learned. BBC News asked more than 1,000 secondary schools whether they informally excluded children last year, using Freedom of Information requests. And six […]