Catherine Bennett: We applaud the sacrifices of young carers, yet do nothing to alleviate their isolation or vulnerability
Under-18s are still receiving inappropriate treatment on adult wards
Catherine Bennett: Sir Al Aynsley-Green is convinced we are dreadful to our children. The facts suggest he is behind the times
Children's commissioner says high-pitched 'Mosquito' noise infringes human rights
High-pitched whine of Mosquito alarm, used to deter teenagers from loitering in groups, 'infringes their human rights'
Yvonne Roberts: What will inviting children into the workplace for a day achieve? Better for adults to go and find out what life as a child is actually like
Plans to x-ray the teeth of unaccompanied child asylum seekers to assess their age contravene medical ethics and may constitute assault, the children's watchdog for England warns today
· Minister reasserts parents' rights after review· No evidence that law 'is not working properly'
The row over smacking children was reopened today as the government announced a review of the law less than three years since MPs rejected an outright ban.
The children's commissioner for England today urged councils, businesses, charities, schools and the government to allow children and young people to take over their organisations for a day.
England is one of the worst countries in the developed world in which to be a child, the children's commissioner said today.
How can young people's low spirits be improved? The children's commissioner has a few good ideas. Anna Bawden reports.