Children who are facing adversity, such as illness or parents splitting up, are more likely to confide in their pet than brothers or sisters, according to research.
Only 60 child victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) have been identified by authorities out of thousands of new cases since last September, prompting fears parents are adopting new tactics to evade detection.
The head injury charity Headway has issued a warning on the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning following the inquest into the tragic deaths of Christianne and Robert Shepherd while on holiday in Corfu in 2006.
One in four children lacks the basic skills to flourish when they start primary school, a new report by the charity Early Intervention Foundation has found.
New research conducted among UK nurses has revealed the need for greater education and resources on the management of patients with scarring following surgery or trauma.
Watch highlights of Carmel McConnell's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on the secret to effective partnership working. The founder of Magic Breakfast explored how a strong network of corporate partners, individuals and schools helps Magic Breakfast give over 8,500 children the best start to the day.
Watch highlights of Dr Pooky Knightsmith's seminar from the first JFHC Professional event of 2015 on when and why people are most at risk of self-harm. The author of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, In Our Hands explored the reasons underlying this cycle of harmful behaviours as well as a range of strategies for supporting both short and longer term recovery whether this is through direct involvement or via an appropriate referral.
We decided to shine the pre-election spotlight on the political parties to find what they might be offering in terms of health and social care. Bibi Berki steps up to the brief and also asks some health professionals and leads how they want the political landscape to shape up post-election