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A graduate of Abertay University’s Computer Arts degree, Deborah Malcolm, has published a new book which aims to facilitate discussion about depression with children from a young age. Deborah was inspired to create 'Meh', is a wordless picture book about depression, by hearing award-winning novelist Neil Gaiman speak about moving…
Picky eating in small children may be a sign of serious mental problems that should not be ignored, say experts. Parents and doctors who view food fussiness as a passing phase could be making a grave mistake, a study suggests. Even "moderate" pickiness was associated with significantly increased levels of…
Children may be at risk of abuse because of a "postcode lottery" in disclosures made under the paedophile warning system known as Sarah's Law, campaigners claim. In some parts of the country as few as one in 30 requests to police lead to the identification of child sex offenders or…
Northern Ireland Junior Ministers Michelle McIveen and Jennifer McCann have launched a consultation on the Executive’s draft Childcare Strategy. The ten year strategy aims to develop and deliver affordable, high quality and integrated childcare services which gives children the best start in life, while supporting and enabling parents to participate…
Almost two-thirds of children in poverty are living with parents who work, according to a new study. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found that, while levels of absolute child poverty were unchanged between 2009/10 and 2013/14, the proportion living in a working family grew from 54% to 63% as…
Fulfilling the dreams of children with life-limiting illnesses can empower them and their families and could have an enduring positive impact, according to new University of Stirling research. The three year study, a collaborative research project between the University and children’s charity Dreams Come True, explored the impact of dream…
A group of pro-life MPs have launched a bid to give the Scottish Parliament the power to change abortion law in the country. A cross-party amendment to the Scotland Bill, signed by three Catholic MPs - Liberal Democrat John Pugh, Tory Fiona Bruce and Labour's Robert Flello - would devolve…
Alcohol use during pregnancy is "prevalent and socially pervasive" in the UK and Ireland, health experts have warned after carrying out a large scale study. Women across all socio-demographic groups were likely to drink - but those who smoked were up to 50% more likely to consume alcohol while pregnant,…
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