The number of children and young people in schools with special education needs (SEN) has fallen to 1.49 million in 2014 – or 17.9% – from 1.55 million in 2013, official statistics have found.
Mosquitoes have so far this summer thrived on the tropical climate in Britain, and experts are warning of an influx of more biting insects, especially when mosquitoes settle down for the Autumn and are looking for their last feed.
A giant gold ribbon has been unveiled at King’s Cross Station, London, by the charity CLIC Sargent in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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.
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.
The optimum ‘weaning window’ has a long history of causing
parental anxiety, but even health professionals can become confused over the
variable guidelines on offer. Specialist paediatric allergy dietitian Dr Lisa
Waddell casts light on the latest evidence and recommendations.
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