Have you ever had a parent or guardian stay at home to care for you or the other children in your family? If so, what kinds of chores and responsibilities were involved? Do you think it was difficult, valuable work?
There are 4,140 children who have been recommended for adoption, the latest figures, from the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board, show. By comparison, there are about 1,700 families approved to adopt and waiting to be matched with children.
Last year when Patrick Ishizuka published a parenting study, he set off another round of discussion about what we call good parenting, and who is able to do it.
Services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) are in crisis, with families experiencing delays of up to 90 weeks and complaints at record levels, according to the local government and social care ombudsman.
Some were also repeatedly moving around the system because arrangements to look after them had broken down.
Despite examples of good practice, chief inspector Gillian Baranski said some children were being let down.
ONE IN FIVE girls marries before reaching adulthood. One in twenty is wed before her fifteenth birthday. In Indonesia, which has the eighth-highest number of child brides in the world according to the UN, the phenomenon should soon be a thing of the past.