A couple of years ago my children were removed from my care and after a court hearing they were placed in long term foster care. I was having some problems with my partner at the time who was violent towards me and I was drinking heavily. I have now left that partner and settled down in a new area. At the end of the court hearing I was told I could have contact with the children at least 6 times per year and the children could write to me. Recently the local authority have been cancelling this contact and I haven’t seen my children for nearly a year. Is there anything I can do to make sure this contact takes place?
Emma Lewell-Buck: Election is a chance to say ‘enough is enough’
Yesterday I voted in Parliament in favour of a General Election on June 8. Government reasons for calling it are cynical at best, with them using it to ‘paper over the cracks’ in their own ranks, performing a staggering u-turn in the process.
Stephen Hepburn: School meals plan is fair and popular
Free school meals for every primary school pupil passes my fair and popular tests.Fair because Labour’s promise of a free dinner for every child if our party wins the General Election would be funded by VAT on the private school fees of a wealthy elite buying a privileged start in life.