children

The number of children placed in care has been steadily increasing since 2008. Often Looked After Children (LAC) have experienced multifaceted abuse and multiple placement breakdowns in childhood and adolescence. Prompt therapeutic intervention then becomes a necessity before...

Suggested by Krishna Kulkarni, a postgraduate at the Institute of Education:

‘That’s where it all begins. No two children are the same and no one theory can explain everything about them. It is this diversity...

Most psychologists become wearily resigned to others’ perceptions of them. When we tell people our profession at parties, we’re not surprised if the response is ‘Ah, are you analysing me then?’ And if we tell friends that we are to become a parent, we may face jokey...

Psychology can contribute to social issues as well as offering important therapeutic interventions. Alison Soutter, a member of the British Psychological Society, heads up an Australian psychology service working with children and families in the child protection system. I...

Children in England show some of lowest levels of happiness with their school lives, compared with 14 other countries surveyed by The Children’s Society. Bullying seems a particular problem with more than half a million 10 and 12-year-olds having been physically bullied each...