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Young people with mental disorders are being let down by under-ambitious NHS treatment targets, experts have warned as they shunned the "snowflake generation" label. Researchers claimed adolescents and students are not more emotionally brittle than their parents, instead "more likely to talk about anxieties and worries". Consultant psychiatrist Dr Rachel…
A baby suffered serious injuries when his frustrated father forced a bottle into his mouth while trying to settle and feed him, a family court judge has decided. The boy was left with a fractured thighbone and torn frenulum, the piece of skin between the lip and the gum, Judge…
Family and friends of a six-year-old girl who was killed on holiday have said farewell to a “special little girl” at her funeral. Alesha MacPhail was staying with relatives on the Isle of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde, at the start of the summer break when she was found…
The National Confidential Forum (the Forum) has this week launched its first Scotland-wide advertising campaign, ‘Shine A Light on Care’, with the support and guidance of care-experienced people. The Forum exists to acknowledge and understand the experiences people have had in Scottish institutions as children, to record those experiences, and…
The Prince of Wales will tell a child sexual abuse inquiry he was "deceived" by disgraced bishop Peter Ball - and that he was unaware of the true nature of the clergyman's behaviour until more than 20 years after allegations first surfaced. A written statement from Charles will be read…
Schoolchildren are to be given lessons in mental health and healthy living, it has been announced. Health education will be a mandatory part of the curriculum for all primary and secondary schools in England from autumn 2020, according to Department for Education (DfE) proposals. Under the plans, which are now…
Dissident republicans who have "nothing to offer their communities" have "exploited and goaded" children into violence in Londonderry, according to the Northern Ireland Secretary. Karen Bradley hit out as she responded to an urgent question in the Commons, which pressed her to update MPs on recent violence in the region.…
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been fined £200,000 after sending a bulk email that identified possible victims of child sexual abuse. Vulnerable people were placed at risk owing to the error, after the email was sent to 90 inquiry participants on February 27 last year, the…
The Home Office had opportunities to question the response of the police and other agencies to reports of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham years before the scandal erupted in the town, according to a newly published review. An investigation into what information had been passed to the Home Office, published…
A toddler who suffered wrist fractures probably had her arm pulled or twisted, a specialist has told a family court judge. The little girl also suffered a rib fracture consistent with a "shaking episode", Judge Kate Purkiss heard. The judge concluded that the youngster's injuries were "inflicted" and "non-accidental". But…
More than 43,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Home Office not to deport two teenage brothers from Scotland. Areeb Umeed Bakhsh (left), 13, and his brother Somer (right), 15, fear Islamic extremists will kill them if they return to Pakistan. The brothers have lived in Glasgow since…
The Supreme Court is to hear a landmark case which could have an impact on the rights of thousands of abuse victims. It concerns two people, known as CN and GN, who allege that, between 2006 and 2011, Poole Borough Council did not do enough to protect them as children…
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