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Alzheimer’s Research UK has created a website called ‘Dementia Explained’ to help young people better understand dementia as a new poll reveals that nearly three in ten parents in the UK say their children aged 18 and under have felt the impact of the condition. The website, www.dementiaexplained.org, provides child-friendly…
Children whose parents are from poorer backgrounds are more likely to suffer from mental health problems, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) in conjunction with the Centre for Mental Health. Researchers examining the mental health of 11-year-old children living in the UK found that gender…
Thousands of siblings of disabled children are often overlooked with their needs coming second to those of the disabled child, according to new research. Siblings of disabled children across the UK have shared their experiences in a new report to be launched today by University of Portsmouth and the charity,…
More than 100,000 children will wake up homeless this Christmas Day across Britain - the equivalent of four children for every school in the country - according to estimates from Shelter. The charity calculated that the number of homeless children has increased by almost 15,000 in the last year alone.…
The Duchess of Cambridge met children enrolled in an early intervention mentoring programme designed to keep them clear of trouble in later life. Kate arrived at Islington Town Hall today, stepping out in a grey dress by Orla Kiely, which she has worn before, to greet dozens of spectators. She…
Charities have reacted strongly to a report from a think-tank which suggests parents of young children should only receive child benefit if they enrol them in "quality pre-school education". Bright Blue, which describes itself as an independent think-tank and pressure group for liberal conservatism, said even if parents are caring…
The writer of the Father Ted comedy series has described the heartbreak of losing a child to a foetal abnormality, and called for abortion laws to be liberalised in Ireland. Dublin-born Graham Linehan, whose sitcom was one of the most successful in Irish television history, claimed the restrictions on terminations…
Maternity units are being forced to close their doors more often as the NHS comes under increasing pressure, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has warned. A shortage of midwives is having a major impact and mistakes "will almost certainly be made", with patients put at risk. Budget cuts are…
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