Following a successful pilot earlier this year, two GPs are now aiming to launch a new training course to address the issue of domestic violence and female genital mutilation (FGM.
A scheme offering shopping vouchers to new mothers has led to higher rates of breastfeeding in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire according to an analysis of the pilot scheme's impact.
The Metropolitan police has launched its biggest-ever charity event in order to provide Christmas gifts to thousands of children in care across the capital.
New figures from the NSPCC’s ChildLine service have revealed that nearly 23,000 children contacted them last December with that number expected to again rise this festive period.
The World Health Organization has revealed that drowning is one of the 10 leading causes of death for children and young people across the world in a new report which showed it claims more than 370,000 lives a year.
Nine out of 10 frontline professionals say children’s mental health has become worse, or remained persistently bleak over the past year, new figures have revealed.
Premature birth is now the biggest global killer of young children with a new study launched on World Prematurity Day showing it now accounts for more than one million deaths per year.
The importance of looking after the mental health of parents during pregnancy and after childbirth, in order to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of both parents and child, has been highlighted by new research from King’s College London and the University of Oxford.
The Play Safety Forum, has launched a new practical tool which it says will "tackle 'cotton wool culture' head-on" and make a positive case for risk, adventure and challenge as vital ingredients in children’s play.
The chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives has accused the Government of “deliberate misrepresentation” over the structure of NHS pay for midwives and argued that its structure actually saves the NHS money.
Charity CLIC Sargent has called for greater online resources to be made available for young people with cancer after finding many encounter a lack of information and support during certain points of their illness, particularly when they have finished treatment.
A £340m funding gap exists between what maternity services are currently given in the UK and what it actually costs to run them according to the latest research by the Royal College of Midwives.
The Marie Collins Foundation has teamed up with BT to launch a ground-breaking partnership aimed at training all frontline professionals helping to provide the appropriate support for children and families who have suffered abuse or exploitation online.
Surgeons say there is "a clear failure of strategies to prevent weight gain in young people" after new figures revealed that nearly 40% of under-25s who have weight-loss surgery in the UK are classified as super-obese.
There are serious and deeply ingrained problems with the commissioning and provision of children’s and adolescents’ mental health services, a report by the Health Select Committee has concluded.
A new study has been launched to understand more about pre-eclampsia, charting pregnancy from conception to birth.
The NSPCC has revealed that its counselling service had more than 34,000 consultations with children who talked about killing themselves in 2013/14, an increase of 116% since 2010/2011.
Global child helplines have agreed to work together to tackle the most serious issues affecting children after uniting in London.
NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.