Health Minister Norman Lamb has described youth mental health services as “stuck in the dark ages” and to modernise the provision of psychiatric help for children by launching a new taskforce.
The Prime Minister has announced a pilot scheme to put age ratings on online music videos.
A 'millennium generation' of 14 and 15 year olds are the most technology-savvy in the UK, according to a new Ofcom report, which shows that after digital confidence begins a long decline beyond teenage years.
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, new US research has suggested.
JFHC editor Penny Hosie recalls the words of Jane Cook at JFHC Live 2013 that "neither religion nor cultural values must ever overide the safety and welfare of a child" in light of the recent Rotherham child abuse report.
Digital editor Richard Hook highlights the importance of the Premier League's new concussion ruling and argues why it needs to be extended to cover contact sports at all levels.
In this guest blog, YoungMinds’ Lucie Russell talks about the charity’s new website that aims to take the fear factor out of mental health medication for young people.
In this guest blog, CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy looks at why there is a relative lack of knowledge on child sexual abuse in the family environment when compared to the high number of allegations of abuse of children in care.
Influencing good food choices from an early age and encouraging beneficial eating habits can pay health dividends in the future. Kathy Cowbrough explains the reasons why it's important for children to eat well throughout their development.
Modern technology and modern lifestyles mean that most young people, including children as young as five, have unsupervised access to the internet. While this brings great opportunities for education and entertainment it also carries dangers of exploitation and abuse, warns Barbara Richardson Todd who advises school nurses on some key indicator.
Clinicians and parents are often reluctant to give medication to pre-school children showing symptoms of ADHD, but psychosocial alternatives may provide an answer; Mary Salmon reports
With unique access to many homes and families, members of the fire and ambulance services have a valuable role to play in the ongoing improvement of child safeguarding. FIRE & Ambulance News’ Richard Hook looks at how the NSPCC are working to ensure firefighters and paramedics know how to spot signs of child abuse and where to report these.