We Are Going to Be Winding the Website Down Shortly


We are starting to wind down the usage of this website as it didn’t really take off. As a team we have not really had the opportunity to spend as much time on it as it truly deserved, so to anybody who was hoping for big things from the website we are sorry.

As a consequence of that we will keep it running until the existing hosting agreements run down.

In the meantime, if you do wish to suggest any short-term content to go on the website then feel free to get in touch using the usual methods.

Thanks for your support!

Tim and Rob

Thanks to Kima for Our New White Office Furniture Donation


We are lucky enough to have some great partnerships with many local and national businesses here in the UK, many of whom who have spread the word about our website, and the initiatives that we are trying to push.

Kima Office Furniture is one such company where one of our friends Christopher has a large involvement, and they were generous enough to donate some new white office furniture to us this month to help us in kitting out our new office space.

As a company they offer discounts and deals to many charitable organisations around the UK, and on many occasions will sell white office furniture, white office desks, and drawers to charities at cost, with no profit on top.

When we told them we were moving our small office to a new premises, they with absolutely no encouragement from our side, offered to give us two brand new shiny white office desks with drawers to furnish our new workplace. We didn’t ask for this, but the offer was gratefully received, as everything we do is for non-profit and we run as side projects.

As our way of saying thanks, we promised that would highlight them on our blog and website, in order to help raise a little awareness of their business, which we think was a more than fair trade off.

So with that in mind, here’s a short press release that they gave us to help with that promotion. We’ve also included some images and photos of some of their modern white office furniture so you can get a better idea of what they are all about. Here’s that press release from them:

Kima Office Furniture Launch Their White Office Furniture Collections

Kima are proud to announce this week the launch of a brand new range of white office desks, white office drawers, and more for the UK market. As a pure online retailer we are able to offer massive discounts to any UK business that wishes to buy new items for a refurbishment, new premises, or expansion.

We help many different companies including large corporations, call centres, small businesses, as well as home office users. To find out more about us please visit our website to see the full range of modern collections that we have in stock.

Discounts Now Available to Charities

As well as selling to the end consumer and UK businesses we also offer discounts and deals to those working in the charitable sector. If you work for or run a charity, and would like to find out how we can help you. Simply explore our website, have a think about what type of desk, pedestals, or drawers you would like, then call us to discuss a quote. In many cases we can supply at cost meaning you can get the lowest possible online price.

For all other businesses looking to buy white office drawers and desks, we are very confident that the prices you see on our website will be the lowest that you find anywhere. The reason we can offer this type of promise is due to the fact that we price check each week to ensure that we are still the lowest compared to the competition.

Free Delivery Available to All Mainland UK Addresses

In addition to low prices, we go one step further and offer free delivery to any business or end consumer who has a postal address residing in mainland UK. So that includes free postage and packaging to any address in England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

A great deal and incentive to buy we are sure that you will agree.

Specialists in Modern and Clean Looking Desks

In terms of the types of office furniture we sell, we do specialise in modern white collections, but can also supply more traditional colours such as beech, oak, maple, and walnut. We also range only items that are designed and manufactured in the UK from the best companies in the industry.

The office desks and tables we sell have all passed the latest British and European safety standards, as well as being tested to FIRA standards, which is the default high standard for UK furniture manufacturers.

In terms of our levels of customer service, we offer installation if required, but you will need to contact to arrange a quote, and have a company-wide ethos of customer satisfaction guaranteed.

When you shop online at the Kima Office Furniture website your personal and financial details will not be compromised. This is because we run our eCommerce website on one of the world’s leading online retailer platforms, and your details are encrypted, as well as the website being run on secure HTTPS.

Each and every week we release new desks, chairs, and tables for sale on our website. For example this week we placed a new category on our website for reception area items. The products in this category include sofas and reception areas, and make for a great impression for both clients, customers, as well as your employees.

In terms of offering even more value to our customers, anybody who buys office furniture from us will also benefit from a follow-up email after purchase, offering them a further discount on additional items, and in some cases a promotional code that they can use to make even more savings.

So to conclude, if you run a business or company in the UK, or perhaps even work from a home office as a satellite worker, then visit Kima today to find out how we can help you this year in making the best from the space available in your premises.

We are confident that you find a better online retailer of desks, bench desks, chairs, or tables anywhere in the UK. And if you do find cheaper prices anywhere online we would encourage to contact us so that we can actually beat that price for you. That’s our commitment to you, and one which we are very proud that we are able to keep time after time.

Our website now accepts all major credit cards, PayPal, ApplePay, and telephone orders.

Please Be Safe and Secure This Christmas


The Native Child Alliance would like to wish all our current readers and contributors a very happy Christmas and New Year. Whilst this should be a time whereby we all take the time to celebrate and spend time with our family, it can also be a time of year where accidents can be more frequent – most of time due to alcohol consumption.

We would urge everybody who reads this post to drive safely this Christmas, and to be aware of the potential accidents that can also happen at home in this time.

But that’s enough of the doom-mongering, just have a great time and we hope to be talking more with you in the New Year!

As before, if you would like to sponsor us, or contribute something then please get in touch with us and send us a brief!

What Family Solicitors Can Do For You and Your Children


We hope that you find this help article of use. 

Family law has evolved rapidly to reflect social changes in the society; it has blossomed from the patriarchal approach to the gender parity reforms of the twentieth century. This is that group of norms that are invoked to settle domestic disputes, for instance between spouses and relationships involving children.

In this age where the marriage institution is guided by parity between partners, divorce, separation, guardianship, civil unions and the creation of partnerships are handled by family lawyers.

Most states have different rules that apply to the family institution; however, the growing role of international law has led to the creation of uniform rules for the family institution. Sometimes a solicitor can be of great relief to a client who is in a family dispute – especially where children are involved.

Furthermore, there are always disagreements among the family members in issues of succession and division of property. If you have a family solicitor or lawyer, they can facilitate amicable solutions.

Marriage is intrinsically essential; however, the relationship may end up breaking prematurely. Your wedding may be a gateway to long term hurdles if the spouses are incompatible. For instance if the other spouse is violent, has unreasonable demands or you realize gross misconduct such as infidelity, terminating the marriage may be beneficial to the two of you.

The Remit of a Family Solicitor

Family solicitors handle divorce from filing, demonstrating to the court the rationale behind the divorce and enforcing various rights that subsist in the relationship. Where there is matrimonial property that arises from joint contributions or in any other percentage, you have proprietary interests that cannot be infringed.

Children are lie at the heart of every marriage, they consummate it. A family lawyer can enable you to enforce the rights and other interests for your children. In case you end up divorcing both of you may want to live with the kids or circumstances may deem it necessary for either of you to retain guardianship.

Similarly, rights may arise upon the termination of marriage; the other spouse may not be willing to undertake obligations such as child support. Your lawyer will ensure that the party is compelled by a competent authority or court to execute certain orders such as payments of school fees and footing the children’s maintenance upon a divorce. The only thing required is to get the necessary documentary evidence or any other form to prove your contribution.

Family law has numerous prongs; it deals with the broad scope of interests and rights that arise as a result of social relations. Having a family lawyer is not only important during the dissolution of marriage but also during its subsistence.

Make Sure You Seek Advice When Needed

You can have a family lawyer for the family who can be an important tool during emergency situations. They can enable you to undertake certain measures such as drafting legal wills, codicils, transmission of property rights such as share ownership and facilitating property protection through trusts and prudent investments. You may want your property to be held under a trust fund and to devolve to your kids when they are of a certain age, the solicitor would be a tool for the purpose.

We Recommend You Use Garmin Products to Improve Child Safety Whilst Driving


This week we were asked by a technology company if they could provide us with a guest post for our readers. We said yes, but on the proviso that they offer a charitable donation to a charity of our choice which we recommended to them. You can read their post below. If you would like to contribute then please get in touch – we don’t accept everything and are very strict about partners having to make charity donations in return.

Check Out This New Sat Nav Device to Improve Car Safety and Accidents

The Garmin Nuvi 1690 is a GPS which comes with fully integrated online services which use Garmin’s nuLink features.  The features include real-time traffic information, White Pages and Google search, weather forecasts, fuel prices or airline schedules – all of which position this new GPS from Garmin a little bit ahead of the competitive products from the Dutch manufacturer TomTom.


It comes with a 4.3 inch screen which offers good readability, even in the glare of the sun. On the left hand side you will see a memory card reader that takes the microSD format.  This lets you add new maps or photos into the Garmin GPS. You might want to buy an adapter for standard SD cards which will help you as you will not have to go through the PC in order to transfer from one card to another.  You can also recharge the GPS using the mini USB port on its bottom edge.

If you want to purchase one yourselves, then you can do so directly from Garmin.com or Amazon. If you wish to save money on the purchase then it’s highly recommended that you take advantage of a discount code from the GPS Bites website.

A Compact and Sleek GPS Which is Very Portable

The Garmin Nuvi 1690 is relatively compact and is bigger than the other Garmin GPS devices in a similar price range – for example the 1390T and 1490T. It’s only 19mm thick and weighs just 176g which means you can carry it easily – it’s not too far off the size of a cell phone to put things into perspective.

The plastics used are of a high quality and the back of the unit has a soft touch. However, the shiny black plastic of the unit whilst pleasing to look at, will scratch very easily and tends to get dirty quickly.

The Technical Aspects Could be Better

Finding satellites is super quick for a GPS and it will start up in 25 seconds – the general responsiveness is good, contrary to what was reported on reviews of the Garmin Nuvi 860 and 865T devices.

However, the predictive text is not that great and all it really does is propose a list of locations sorted alphabetically meaning there is not a lot of choice available.  There is also no speech recognition on this model, unlike the older high-end models which cost more.

Unfortunately the volume control is also not very practical.  It can take two steps to reach the menu, then two more to return to the navigation. It would be better to be able to access it direct from the navigation or by physical buttons on the side of the GPS.

Use Connected Services to Enhance Your Drive

One of the better options available on the Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS is the connected services aspect.  This enables traffic information direct to the display which is updated in real time plus speed cameras alerts on the fly.  It’s very easy to use but you will need to subscribe after the free trial period expires.  The traffic information works very well as it lets you re-direct to another route if there are any incidents along your way to the destination.

Save Money on Fuel with the Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS

For the ecologically minded customers the EcoRoute function is very cool.  This will let you drive mre economically and monitors you speed and fuel consumption.  This might make your journey a little longer, but will generally give you a more pleasant drive. You should use this if you are not in a hurry and want to reduce your gas consumption whilst you drive.

If you want to save even more money when driving then take advantage of the fuel price information – this tells you which gas station is the cheapest and how far it is from your position. It will even display the other gas the stations on your route which is great if you are starting to run low on fuel.  This is one aspect that might make you decide to buy Garmin when compared to cheaper GPS models – as it will save you money over the course of the years you own it for.

Superb Voices with a Choice of Accents

In terms of voices, the sound has improved greatly since the 860T and 865T GPS models.  It does still sound slightly synthetic and you can even change the voices if you don’t like the standard ones.

Of course, one of the most important aspects to any GPS is the actual navigation.  The Nuvi 1690 excels in this area and the operation is complemented by a hands-free kit which works very well with iPhone and Bluetooth.  There is no MP3 player, but you can sync the device with an iPod if you want which will get you around this issue.

Know Where You Are at All Times

Other aspects of note are the “Where am I” function which lets you know exactly where you are at any time so you can precisely locate and contact the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations and get road break down assistance very quickly when you need it.

The weather forecast option works well, showing a 5 day forecast on your current location or wherever you want to navigate to.  Should you need it then there is also a currency converter included – perfect for long-distance drivers who are travelling between different countries.

Use the Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS in Pedestrian Mode When Walking

Should you want to, you can even use the Nuvi 1690 GPS when walking by using the pedestrian mode (called cityXplorer by Garmin).  It is simple and effective, but we did notice that it turned itself on when we were in very slow moving traffic – the GPS obviously thought we were walking due to the slow speed of the traffic!  However, if you are planning on a holiday then definitely take the Nuvi 1690 GPS with you – even if you are not planning on driving as it will be the perfect accompaniment to any tour guide leaflets you might decide to pick up.

Use Google Search to Find Points of Interest

Finally there is a local search facility served by Google.  It lets you search for locations and points of interest (POI files), whilst the white pages search lets you look up people and business addresses whilst on the move.

Health and Safety Statistics in the UK for 2014/15 Released by the HSE for Great Britain


Some more statistical analysis here, following on from the recent Brake news we posted. This time from the Health and Safety Executive. We’ve copied their information into the blog post below which shows some statistics on accident data in Great Britain from the last couple of years.

Those HSE Stats in Full from 2014 into 2015.

Those HSE Stats in Full from 2014 into 2015.

Please be sage, and make sure you don’t become a statistic this year in 2016. It would be amazing if we could help to cut the amount of personal injury and accident claims that are made in the UK each year, as they have recently been rising according to some data released.

To read the HSE statistics in full please visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/

Do You Want Your Company to be Featured on the NCA Website?


uthorAt the moment we are actively encouraging third party content from people to post on the Native Child Alliance website. If your business or organisation is interested in child safety and would like to be featured then please do contact us.

In particular we welcome posts from the following types of organisations:

  • Companies that manufacture safety products and equipment
  • Child safety charities from the UK, USA, and Canada
  • Accident claims lawyers or personal injury solicitors
  • Third party bloggers who blog about accidents or child safety

We do not want any type of content that is overly-promotional, we want content that has a point. So with that in mind we are looking for items that raise awareness and offer value.

Of course, you are allowed to have a link on any content that you give us, most of the time in the footer as a byline from you as an author. We also only want people who have genuine Google Plus Authorship accounts.

So if that sounds like and you feel you can contribute to the NCA website then please do get in touch with us as soon as possible.