New National Service Framework for children

John Reid’s speech contains all the usual buzzwords: integrated approach, early assessment, child centred, needs led. But my favourite is: no extra money. Oh no, sorry, that isn’t the exact turn of phrase that he used. I’ve always thought that hard currency is the only way to tell if a politician thinks a particular issue is important. It’s the same old question every time: what’s the bottom line?

This old cynic has one thing to say to you: kids can’t vote. Here are the jargon-filled word-bites:

> From The Guardian, and again



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