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Use of physical restraint on children in care part of “a failed system”

Speaking at a special event organised by the Hope Instead of Handcuffs campaign, Leon Feinstein, Professor of Education and Children’s Social Care at the University of Oxford said: “The problems that we see in the treatment of looked after children in transit are part of a failed system.”  “You can address the specific issue of restraint […] but unless … Continued

Steve McCabe MP to host Hope Instead of Handcuffs online roundtable event

As media and political support continues to grow for Serenity Welfare’s Hope Instead of Handcuffs campaign, leading supporter Steve McCabe MP will host an online roundtable event on 20th July to discuss how to tackle the use of restraint against children in care and how to support better vulnerable young people. Steve McCabe MP, Chair … Continued

A roller-coaster ride for health policy lies ahead.

Covid, a struggling NHS, social care reform – Sajid Javid has a full in-box as the new Health Secretary. A weekend is a long time in politics. Matt Hancock wriggled and squirmed on the hook, but even he, of the Teflon mould of politics, could not slip off this time. He exits stage left, hopefully … Continued

Mud won’t stick to Cummings, Gove and Hancock

The High Court decision that the Government acted unlawfully in awarding a major contract to market research company, Public First, without going out to tender, inevitably reflects badly on the reputations of those involved. Dominic Cummings allegedly wanted focus group and communications support service contracts to be awarded to a business run by Rachel Wolf … Continued

Whitehouse Communications Appoints Dr Andy Tarrant as Director of EU Affairs

Whitehouse Communications, newly re-branded from The Whitehouse Consultancy, has appointed Dr Andy Tarrant as their Director of EU Affairs and Public Policy. This senior appointment is the latest in the political communications agency’s continual staff growth, following an 80% increase during the last year alone. Andy joins the Whitehouse team following his role as the … Continued

Euro Channel: The EU and UK should follow the US’ lead on Hong Kong sanctions

A US president’s first foreign trip is usually towed by tradition: a ceremonial stop at North American neighbours to reaffirm the close cross-border ties on the continent. President Biden however – though in part honouring convention with “virtual” bilateral meetings with the leaders of Canada and Mexico earlier this year – is marking his maiden journey with an excursion to Europe … Continued

Whitehouse: one of 10 most trusted healthcare PR agencies, globally.

Whitehouse Communications has been identified by a leading global magazine as one of the World’s most trusted healthcare PR agencies. USA-based printed and online healthcare title, Insights Healthcare, described Whitehouse as one of the ten most trusted agencies delivering healthcare public relations globally, and highlighted the agency’s approach as “disrupting” the quality healthcare PR sector. … Continued

Does recycling really go to landfill: new consultation

Government in England is determined to increase consistency in recycling to reduce confusion in the materials that can be collected for recycling at kerbside, and to address the urban myth that much of the “recycling” carefully separated out by households ends up in landfill anyhow. The new consultation details specific policy proposals for increasing consistency … Continued

Independent Healthcare Providers Network

Political research and reporting on the independent sector’s impact on the NHS. Background Shortly after the NHS published its Long Term Plan in 2019, it celebrated its 70th birthday. To mark the occasion, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), the representative body for independent providers to the NHS, commissioned Whitehouse to research and write two … Continued

Vaccine troubles: Why the EU is best described as a vaccine “supertanker”, and the UK as a “speedboat”.

In recent months, the roll-out of the vaccines against the coronavirus has increasingly turned into a blame game. Critics have been quick in assigning responsibility for a “sluggish” vaccine roll-out to the European Union, while in contrast, the United Kingdom has often been portrayed as the vaccine “poster child”. While the statistics on the vaccine … Continued

Infographic: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Policy

Political Consultancy To influence these processes, it is crucial to get engaged. The Whitehouse team are expert political consultants providing public relations and public affairs advice and political analysis to a wide range of clients, not only in the United Kingdom, but also across the EU and beyond. We have more than 20 years of … Continued