5 articles the Campaigns Team has been reading this week

Jonathan Barnes - NDCS, articles we’ve been reading this week

Jonathan Barnes, Campaigns Assistant

Every week, we’ll be compiling a short list of articles that we’ve noticed in the news and want to share with you. Some of them will be about campaigning and others will be about changes to policy, or relevant policy areas, that may be of interest.

1)    A poor Ofsted report could lead to headteachers being ‘disappeared’Dorothy Lepkowska, The Guardian

Headteachers in challenging schools say they live in fear for their jobs as Kent county council spells out the consequences of a failed Ofsted inspection.

 2)    Mental health funding changes will put lives at risk, say charities Denis Campbell, The Guardian

Charities Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Mental Health Network warn that people with mental health problems could die because of controversial NHS funding changes which breach ministerial pledges to treat patients with psychological  or physical conditions equally.

3)    Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? Hannah Furness, The Telegraph

Malorie Blackman, the children’s laureate, questions why libraries are mandatory in prisons but not schools, claiming services for young readers are “disappearing”

4)    The real life Cinderella who was slave for wicked mother and siblings Emily Retter, Daily Mirror

Feature focusing on a case study and Action for Children’s campaign against emotional abuse of children.

 5)    Is campaigning really worth the money?Brian Lamb, Campaign Central

Brian Lamb, who has worked extensively on disability campaigns, gives his thoughts on whether campaigning in the charity sector offers value for money and what can be done to improve it further.

Have you spotted any good articles around this week? Leave a comment below to share them with us!

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