O Oriens, splendour lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumine sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis   O Dayspring, splendour of light eternal and sun of righteousness: Come and enlighten those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.   Dayspring 21st December. The shortest day of the year. The darkness of this […]

BASPCAN: For Child Protection Professionals

Poetry Writing with Year 8

Our poem of the month from Clare Shaw, poet in residence for the BASPCAN 2018 Child Protection Congress Poetry Writing with Year 8 Caitlin thinks Jackie Kay switched on the Blackpool lights. No, I say, that’s Peter.  Now tell me one thing about your room. Ellie glares from the back row and Emily won’t meet […]

And another chapter begins

When Lois and I married – nearly four years ago – we both felt quite strongly that we had been brought together for something more than just our own joy. We have been so wonderfully blessed over these four years: with companionship, fun, the love of both our families; with friends; with a home and […]

30 Osborne Road

A chapter closes

Osborne Road: A chapter closes Two days from now we will, for the last time, close the doors of our home in Osborne Road. A new and exciting chapter in our lives is beginning, full of hope and possibility. But for now it is a time of saying goodbye, of reflecting on all that has […]