Sunday 15 July 2018

Time to take back the lead on safety of our young

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Fiona Ness

What do you wish for when you wish for a child? You wish for them to be happy and healthy - perhaps wealthy - and that you yourself will be wise enough to help them navigate the choppy waters as they grow.

From your own childhood you have an idea - friendships, bullies and academic pressures, relationships, peer pressure, health, alcohol and, more recently, drugs.

You hope that you raise your child to have the courage to make good choices, when all around them are doing otherwise. And when you have done all you could possibly do for them, you have to just hope they will be OK.

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