5 articles the Campaigns Team has been reading this week

Alex Chitty, Campaigns Assistant at NDCS - Stolen Futures

Alex Chitty, 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)    Thousands of adopted children miss out on education support, charity warns, Neil Puffett, Children and Young People Now
Adopted children as young as nine are missing out on additional support in school, due to an “arbitrary” government-imposed cut-off point, the charity AdoptionUK has said.

2)    Gene Therapy Makes Cochlear Implants Much More Effective, Rachel Barclay, Healthline
Scientists from the University of New South Wales, Australia, have found a way to use the electrodes in cochlear implants to apply targeted gene therapy and regrow damaged auditory nerves in the ear.

3)    Stephen Sutton makes ‘largest’ cancer charity donation, BBC
A cancer charity says it has received its largest ever individual donation after a teenager with terminal cancer raised more than £1.6m.

4)    A child’s eye view of adoption, Ian Burrell, The Independent
Three television programmes about the adoption process trigger an emotional response within British hearts and bring a new level of public understanding to an issue that has long been afraid to expose itself to public gaze.

5)    Why those working in charities need to adopt an activist mentality, Liam Barrington-Bush, The Guardian
Liam Barrington-Bush discusses the hope “constructive subversion” may offer charity workers when seeking to affect change.

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

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