Here is another selection of family news articles for parents from the past week. Mental health spending cuts. After labour asked the government for Mental Health spending figures they discovered a £50million cut in spending, accusing the government of breaking its promise to make mental health a priority. Is this why in November a 16-year-old girl from Devon spent two nights in a police cell as no psychiatric bed was available. …………. What’s the point in School league tables. Contrary to popular belief not all parents check school league tables when choosing a school. If you ever read this about our experience…

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In 1997 we moved house. We chose our house on all the usual criteria, location, size, big sunny garden all the usual dream features, of course we didn’t need to worry about school as being 37 and my other half 42 It wasn’t our concern. Haha little did we know! In 2000 our son was born and so it began. I knew the school I wanted, the cute village one 10 minutes drive away, sorted.  This lovely school didn’t have a nursery, so our son would go to the one in the primary at the top of our road and then…

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