Family News

Busting Myths About Adoption and Fostering

Do you think you have what it takes to be a foster carer to a child in need? Well, Bristol is among the many urban areas where carers are required. On Saturday morning, local television service Bristol TV met up with the City Council's Social Services department to clarify some myths about fostering. Among them, they addressed the perception that samesex couples or single person headed households need not apply. This could not be further from the truth.

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"Refuge" Documentary Takes You Inside Hostel

On Tuesday 26th February, Channel Four Television in the UK will broadcast a special documentary filmed over the course of a year at a Women's Refuge Shelter.  With many heterosexual relationships beset with violence and abuse, the programme is pick of the day in the Times newspaper for

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South Gloucestershire Council Wins DV Credit

The local community newspaper for East Bristol, The Week In, reports that South Gloucestershire Council has become the first local authority in the West Country to be accredited by the White Ribbon Campaign, an initiative that aims to reduce domestic violence and abuse within th

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Dogs Trust Looks Back on 18 Years of Prides

The Autumn issue of Wag, the magazine of the Dog's Trust, is out now and reflects on the summer of Pride events just gone. The Trust says “As an organisation, we have been supporting Pride since the year 2000, when we first strutted our stuff in the Brighton Pride parade”.

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Fundamentalists for Child Cruetly in Scotland

A Bill has been proposed to the Scottish Parliament to outlaw the smacking of children in the country.  John Finnie, a Green MSP, said that it was high time that children were afforded the same protections from assault as adults.  The Bill has wide cross party support from MSPs representing the L

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Research from the newswire Gay Star News has found that the NSPCC has pulled out of a scheduled FaceBook discussion with the problematic website MumsNet.  The NSPCC which for over one hund


It seems that there is no lengths of cruelty and abuse that homophobes will not stoop to.


It seems that there is no lengths of cruelty and abuse that homophobes will not stoop to.


In an interview with the Summer edition of Attitude magazine, Rupert Everett, fresh from his role as Oscar Wilde in the Happy Prince movie, speaks of his admiration for gay couples raising


Kingswood Diversity Festival is to take place on Saturday 15th July, according to the community newspaper The Week In.

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