New US research has linked behaviourally challenged teenagers to verbally and physically aggressive parents.
The scrapping of employer's NI contributions for under 21-year-olds headlined an Autumn Statement from the Chancellor which featured mixed news for children and families.
Despite the ongoing message of the importance of eating a balanced diet, and the growing threat of childhood obesity, researchers have found that the majority of secondary school children are choosing fast food for their lunch.
Smoking causes 80% of deaths from lung cancer but the British Lung Foundation says many people remain ignorant of the risk they pose to their children by lighting up in a car.
Children and young people are often not being prioritised by joint strategic needs assessments (JSNAs) or Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies, according to the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition.
The age that children in care in England can stay with their foster families will rise from 18 to 21 under new Department of Education plans.
The Mental Health Foundation has launched its delivery of the Healthy Conversations peer-led dimension to address the "lack of adequate mental health awareness support for 16-25 year olds".
The Royal College of Midwives has published a new report linking a healthy pregnancy to a healthy lifestyle.
The government has committed to introducing a year of shared leave for new parents by April 2015.
The Royal College of Midwives has urged health organisations to offer support to pregnant smokers living in the North after new statistics from the Health and Social Care Information Centre found that they struggle more than most to quit.
A leading children's charity is calling for sex and relationship education in schools to be updated so young people can make responsible, well-informed decisions about their lives.
Shocking levels" of sexual violence are being carried out by children against other children as young as 11 across the country, according to a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England.
Careers guidance for young people in England is 'heading towards a cliff edge', warns a director at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
A mutated form of a gene which regulates appetite and energy balance that is passed down by parents could be responsible for a child's susceptibility to obesity, New York-based researchers have suggested.
Equalities Minister Jo Swinson has called for teachers to act tougher against abuse of gay and transgender students in their schools.
The School and Public Health Nurses Association have become aware that there is currently a supply issue relating to the Jext pen (adrenaline auto injector device).
With the start of the flu season and the launch of European Antibiotics Awareness Day this month, healthcare professionals are being urged to educate young patients on good hygiene habits through Hygiene4Health and to support efforts to develop these habits in childhood.
Ninety new members were welcomed into the Queen’s Nurses this week, following the organisation’s Autumn Awards Ceremony held at the Thistle Hotel, Marble Arch, on Monday.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary has commented on South Yorkshire Police’s ‘inconsistent approach’ in its response to child sexual exploitation, following an inspection commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright.