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.
It is increasingly recognised that significant numbers of children and young people experience mental ill health, but many adults are still unsure of its signs or what to do to help. Mental Health Today editor Dan Parton looks at what steps can be taken to change this.
In this guest blog, Brook CEO Simon Blake looks at why the media perception of young people constantly being in trouble is a distortion of the truth.
In this guest blog from the Department of Health, Director of Nursing Viv Bennett considers the the antimicrobial resistance challenge for children and young people.
The Commons Select Committee on Education has recently published its report on residential children’s homes, following the UK government’s announcements about reform of children’s homes and their regulation, made in June of last year. The Committee believes the reform programme will improve and strengthen children’s residential care, but CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy has a number of remaining concerns about the sector.
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.