Frontline Friday 7th June 2013: Our favourite frontline blogs this week

Chris Sherwood /   June 29, 2015 at 8:35 PM 1,271 views

Here’s our list of ten frontline blogs we’ve particularly liked from the week of 3rd June 2013. Let us know which posts we’ve missed and which other bloggers we should be following for next week’s list. Have universal benefits had their day? Daniel Sage argues that whilst the death knell might be sounding for universal benefits, it doesn’t necessarily mean the end for the universal principle as a whole. Posted on Knowledge is porridge. Absolute poverty Jeremy Cripps, following the report on the increasing reliance on foodbanks by Church Action Poverty and Oxfam, questioned whether we want to live in a society where people are reliant on handouts of food. Posted on Children North East. Bedroom Tax – council legal fictions to cover up their incompetence Joe Halewood challenges the ‘legal fiction’ that some councils are hiding behind when it comes to the bedroom tax. Posted on SPeye. Delays and more delays: The College of Social Work AMHP Practice Survey 2013 The Masked AMHP argues that this year’s AMHP Practice Survey from the College of Social Work’s shows that Mental Health Act Assessments are beset with unacceptable delays all over the country. Posted on The Masked AMHP. Damaged children: Tahira The Modern Miss writes about a ‘damaged child’ that she has come across in her teaching career, explaining what support the pupil was given and the impact this had on them and their classmates. Posted on The Modern Miss. Are GPs too lazy? George Farrelly takes offence at the idea that GPs are lazy and argues that if politicians want a better health care system, then they should let people who understand the complexity of primary care design and cost it. Posted on One GP’s Protest. Denying defendants a choice of lawyers is wrong Carl Gardner is concerned about the proposals unveiled by the Ministry of Justice to stop criminal suspects and defendants in receipt of legal aid from choosing the solicitor they use. Posted on Head of Legal. Trigger happy Jim Brown shines a light on the ‘back-of-a-fag-packet’ proposals from the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to support dangerous ex-offenders in the soon to be outsourced probation service. Posted on On Probation Blog. Governments, the internet and freedom Paul Bernal reflects on how governments are increasingly blaming social media for their loss of control – but that restricting freedom is not the answer. Posted on Paul Bernal’s Blog. How MPs and Whitehall can use social media to shine a spotlight on lobbying Puffles argues that with lobbying back in the spotlight, Whitehall and Westminster can use social media to bring much-needed transparency into policy making. Posted on A dragon’s best friend. We’re always interested in hearing from frontline bloggers, so if you’re interested in having your post featured on Guerilla Policy then do get in touch: [email protected]cy.org

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