I am very honoured to have been invited to join the panel for this debate about The Riots at The House of Commons in December.

The riots in the UK in 2011, which started on August 6th and continued on until 9th August were a bolt from the blue but they exposed some fascinating home truths about our society and the unrest spreading across the country, particularly amongst young people taking part in the riots, who were from all walks of life.

With statistics which seem to reveal an unusually high level of involvement in the riots by children from very varied backgrounds, the most poignant question must be, is social exclusion spreading? With more and more children feeling neglected as parents struggle to balance work and home-time, children are frequently left to fend for themselves in a world that is unfamiliar and daunting.

The Westminster Debate, “Supporting families after the riots and the role of family law”, which takes place on 12th December, 2011 in the House of Commons will look at the possible motives for the riots and what implications they may have for the family justice system.

You can follow this debate by placing your cursor up to the box which says “The Riots” and clicking on the pages of the drop-down menu. From Welcome Letters, to press releases and speeches, this site will give you up to the minute information on the event and keep you in the loop, every step of the way.

To read more articles and join the debate go to => http://westminsterdebates.wordpress.com/the-riots/

If you’d like to attend this event, please email Researching Reform at [email protected].

Westminster Debate: Supporting Families after the Riots and the Role of Family Law