While fostering and adoption are undeniably important, focusing on them at the expense of early intervention is a false economy, say charity leaders.
The multimillion-pound industry devoted to telling you how to raise your child.
The first rung of the housing ladder is unreachable for too many people.
Louise Page, who has had four amputations, explains how her disability hasn't changed her essential feeling of who she is.
Though I try to fight it, at heart, I’m still an obedient little consumer.
Anna Soubry, Minister for Public Health, says she can tell somebody's background just by looking at their weight. Such claims are not evidence-based, they are prejudice-based, and shouldn't be allowed to inform policy.
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.
A third of the most well-off, high status people in society consider themselves to be working class. Maybe it's time for some new definitions?
Before letting rip at HMV staff, remember that while you have lost your £10 gift card, the person you are screaming at has lost their livelihood.
We need a proactive and empathetic understanding of why some teenagers seem glued to their screens.
Don't be fooled: feminism is about exploring gender, not policing it.
Do not assume you can tell someone’s gender identity just by looking at their gender presentation.
All other New Year's Eve celebrations will pale by comparison.
Men convicted of victimless homosexual offences three decades ago are threatened with arrest if they refuse to provide samples for the national DNA database.
When it comes to pronouns or gendered descriptors, it's better to allow people autonomy over their identities rather than impose your own preconceptions.
The mean and narrow-minded advice in Steve Biddulph’s “Raising Girls”.
Writing for NS Trans Issues Week, Jennie Kermode outlines the facts about trans issues and language - an area where prejudice and confusion so often get in the way.
Putting the life back into death.
The myth that Savile "groomed the nation" is pure denialism - pretending that the problem isn’t about us but some other group.
Broke-ness crept up on me stealthily, like adulthood.
Martha Gill's "Irrational Animals" column.
Trans patients should not have to please medical staff before they can access treatment, writes Charlie Hallam.
English Heritage budget cuts threaten the future of London's 150 year old commemorative scheme
Unexpected people are struggling. The middle is getting closer to the bottom. So what is the way out?
"Celebrating" female self-esteem assumes it's been destroyed in the first place - why not protect it instead?
Games as ballet, a playwright on the medium, and (sorry) me talking about ladies, again.
Twelve months of disgraceful discrimination.
From the new patriotism to Ed Miliband's Jewish heritage, the best NS writing on identity.
We have to change the mindset that says women's choices must be “won” or “awarded”.