One of the UK’s biggest drug and alcohol charities, CRI, has warned that the UK is ‘only scratching the surface’ and underestimating the serious public health challenge posed by Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) or ‘legal high’ misuse.
The government has announced a new package of action to tackle female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).
Specific training on learning disabilities should be made compulsory for health professionals, according to 93% of GPs interviewed as part of Mencap’s Getting It Right – From The Start (GIR-FTS) project.
A national survey of more than 3,000 11-17-year-olds has found that more than half of those who have ever used a sunbed have been burnt at least once.
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.
CareKnowledge editor Jim Kennedy looks at the way social services in England are being affected by the Government’s austerity package following ADASS's latest budget report.
Last week, figures from YoungMinds revealed that the majority of clinical commissioning groups and local authorities have cut or frozen their spending on child and adolescent mental health services. Mental Health Today editor Dan Parton says this can only create problems in both the short and longer-term.
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.