23 Mar, 2014

What about the Children

The charity ‘What About the Children’ was established in 1993 by Doreen Goodman and Susannah Clasen to promote better public understanding about the importance of the emotional needs of children in their first three years.

After the death of James Bulger in 1993, Doreen Goodman wrote to the Guardian Newspaper, asking for support for her view that his young killers were victims too. She maintained that children who have their emotional needs met early in life are unlikely to become murderers. The response from readers was overwhelming and, in March 1993, What About the Children was established.