Thousands of young carers are supporting family members unrecognised and wary of asking for help.
Britain – and many other countries – is facing an acute care crisis that is inextricably linked to the entrenchment of neoliberalism.
Social robots are one way to provide lonely seniors with companionship.
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Robots address challenges care systems face -- and could even provide companionship to those who need it most.
Ready to learn.
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Children in care simply aren't getting the support they want when it comes to their education
Delivery bots, maintenance drones and care robots are all being tested in real world contexts – and that's just the beginning.
No other government redress scheme has included children who were abused both in care and not in care.
Australia's proposed redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse is more complex, bigger, and includes more sites than any other.
It can be a destructive cycle for mothers whose children are taken into care.
Plans for an industrial school in Feltham, England.
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The reconviction rates of children put in institutions was lower than it is today, new research shows.
People working in caring professions are not superhuman.
How can Europe best take care of its elderly?
By 2050, over 36% of Europe's population will be 65-plus, leading to a shortage of professional and informal caretakers across the region. Coordination on elder care may be the EU's best bet.
A brother and sister take shelter from aerial attacks in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan.
The world has turned its back on the Nuba people of Sudan. Despite the critical need for food, none of the organisations involved in helping people in dire need have attempted to deliver aid to them.
There’s an urgent need for a new ethic of dementia care that supports the facilitation of sexual expression.
The sexuality of persons living with dementia is demonized by media and ignored by clinical guidelines. But sexuality is fundamental to being human and vital to a humane culture of residential care.
Private companies are building new inpatient units – the state has been trying to reduce them for the last five years.
Young and old share happy moments at a Welsh care facility.
Bringing older adults and young children together will make the care system better for everyone.
Distribution of cash can be useful for delivering child care.
Dispensing cash to ensure healthy care for vulnerable children is critical, but it must be supplemented by other interventions to maximise well-being.
Who cares wins – or do they?
The raw ingredients that courses recruiting student nurses should look for are still a matter of debate.
The G4S-run youth offender institution that come under fire.
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Prison-style regimes are not safe for children – and especially for those who are already vulnerable.
The UK's palliative care is excellent - but that hasn't prevented scandals like the Liverpool Care Pathway and Mid-staffs.
The capacity for compassion is with us from birth, but as a community we have lost sight of the value of treating all others as we wish to be treated ourselves.
A global movement aims to let compassion guide political and community life. This has obvious relevance for a competition-driven nation with a troubling capacity for harsh attitudes and policy.
“Hire-A-Hubby” outsources household maintenance in Australia; will we see outsourcing of emotional services in the near future?
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Would you feel comfortable paying someone to write the greeting cards you give to your loved ones, or toilet training your child, or pretending to be a new friend to your elderly father by taking him on…