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The causes of severe anti-social behaviour may differ between teenage boys and girls, a new study suggests. This could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments or prevention programmes as the findings indicate there are differences between the sexes in the causes of anti-social behaviour. Academics in the UK, Europe…
A former soldier who spent 26 years in the British Army has swapped the front line for a first-class degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Simon Jones, 46, has graduated with a BA (Hons) in Social Work and has already accepted a position with Lancashire County Council’s Children’s…
Parents could miss out on the Government's flagship free childcare policy as plans are "riddled with holes", Labour has said. Shadow education minister Tracy Brabin pressed the Government on how many people had suffered technical issues with the online application system for free childcare hours just two months before the…
Children going hungry in the school holiday is a "significant human rights issue for Scotland", the Scottish commissioner for children and young people has said. Bruce Adamson called on the Scottish and UK Governments to gather accurate data on the extent of the problem. Ahead of a visit to a…
Lone child refugees stranded in Europe have been left vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking after being failed by the British government, a new report claims. Ministers were accused of doing "as little as legally possible" to help minors who are unaccompanied or separated from relatives. The assessment is based on…
Children and teenagers who survived the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being offered art therapy through a Scottish charity. Art psychotherapist, Susan Rudnik, who lives near the London high-rise, established the Art Therapy Hub within the ClementJames Centre based in North Kensington, where she and a team of art therapists support…
Research in Practice has published an open access report in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, which examines the needs of the children’s workforce in relation to working with children and young people who are displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB). This is the seventh research project undertaken by the Local…
The national centre which has been tasked with wiping out the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is in jeopardy, it has been claimed. The National FGM Centre, which is run by the children's charity Barnardo's and the Local Government Association, aspires to prevent the practice by working with…
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