The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research.
Worrying restrictions in access to health-based places of safety for young people experiencing a mental health crisis have been revealed by a new map developed by the Care Quality Commission.
Almost half of mothers (47%) surveyed by Netmums said they were not told within 24 hours of giving birth about the crucial signs and symptoms of potentially life-threatening conditions for them and their newborn.
The widespread perception that only women have eating disorders is preventing men with these problems from getting the help they need, according to a study from the University of Oxford.
The Office for National Statistics has published a set of measures of the national wellbeing for children aged 0-15, highlighting that 88% feel ‘unsafe walking in their neighbourhood after dark’ while more than a quarter regularly argue with their parents.
A report from children’s charity the National Children’s Bureau has shown that parents and practitioners greatly value children’s centres and the services they provide to families, and that their continued funding should be secured.
The Children's Commissioner for England has called for a “fundamental change to the way children in the asylum system are treated”, saying that they should be supported until they have finished their studies.
An increase in the amount of sexual health content taught in science lessons is among the key changes in the government's overhaul of GCSEs and A-levels announced earlier this week.
Young people with autism are nearly twice as likely to be classified as not in education, employment or training (NEET) compared with other young people, and without urgent action to improve opportunities, we risk “writing off a generation” of young people with autism, a charity has warned.
A new guide focusing on young people’s emotional and mental health has been produced for parents and carers in Brighton and Hove by a group of young volunteers.
A third of young people admit to feeling scared when they were prescribed mental health medication, while 26% say they felt frightened, a survey has found.
The UK policy of recommending that women take folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent birth defects appears to be falling on deaf ears.
Children with cancer are being denied new and potentially highly effective drugs, because EU rules are allowing companies to trial some drugs only in adults, according to leading cancer experts.
Commenting on the Law Commissions’ report in the regulation of health and social care professionals, the Royal College of Midwives’ Director for Midwifery Louise Silverton said: “We welcome this long-awaited report, but we are concerned that as there will be no statutory midwifery committee the voice of midwives will be lost within the NMC.
The Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF) welcomes new research from a University College London (UCL) study, linking an increased intake of fruit and vegetables to a lower chance of death from cancer, heart disease or stroke, suggesting that eating more than the government recommended “five a day” may have additional health benefits.
WHO announcement states that a reduction to below 5% of total energy intake per day would be most beneficial
Responding to the publication of Ofsted’s first Early Years Annual Report, 4Children Chief Executive Anne Longfield OBE said: “Sir Michael Wilshaw is right to emphasise the importance of the early years in supporting children’s development and 4Children shares his desire to raise the quality of early years provision to enable all children to flourish.
A mother gave a moving and personal account at JFHC Live 2014 of the difficulties of living with a child with severe eczema.
Psoriatic arthritis affects up to one in five people with psoriasis. This type of arthritis is unpredictable, but flare-ups can usually be managed with treatment.