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Parents have been warned their children could be at greater risk of accident or injury if they are left at home alone. The NSPCC revealed its helpline received 453 calls and emails between July and September last year from people concerned about youngsters being left unattended - equivalent to five…
Parents can help babies develop a healthy brain with a fun, new activity programme launched by children's charity Barnardo's. The ‘baby brain workout’ is made up of 15 simple activities that parents can choose to do with their baby or toddler, any time of the day. Playing with water, singing…
The CentreForum Think Tank have published their first report on children and young people’s mental health. Their new research has revealed the problems young people face when trying to access mental health care. Services turn away, on average, nearly a quarter (23%) of children and teenagers referred to them by…
Families of children with autism are "struggling" because they are not being diagnosed early enough, experts have said. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are being delayed in getting access to specialist care because they are not being diagnosed in a timely fashion, researchers from Newcastle University found. Experts said…
There has never been a more important time to talk about the mental health of the nation's children, The Huffington Post UK's editor-in-chief said, as he prepared to welcome the Duchess of Cambridge to guest edit the website for a day. Kate will be launching an editorial series called Young…
The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) and Public Health Agency (PHA) want to hear about your experiences to help shape how care is delivered in Northern Ireland. 10,000 Voices is a PHA initiative which gives people an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences of accessing Health and Social…
Research in Practice (RiP) have published a series of new publications which examine how we can meaningfully involve children and young people, gain a better understanding of adolescent mental health, look at how to develop improved support for family and friends care (kinship care), and provide practical guidance to support…
CoramBAAF is consulting on a draft position statement about the future of fostering in England and would like the views of members, foster carers and those with experience of being fostered. The issues are set out in a draft position statement and an accompanying discussion paper on permanent fostering. Since…
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.…
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