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What has happened to parenting?

28 December 2020

6:00 PM

28 December 2020

6:00 PM

During a recent webinar with British MPs, I learned that parents in Bradford were up in arms because their children had not received their free spectacles. On a visit to the optometrist, organised by the school, the children had been diagnosed with failing eyesight. Why had the school failed to follow up in providing these near-sighted children with the spectacles they were entitled to?

I was not sympathetic.

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Cristina Odone is head of the family policy unit at the Centre for Social Justice. She is also the founder of The Parenting Circle


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