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Government guidance on school sex and relationships education policies is out of date and is older than the majority of pupils learning about the subject, the Terrence Higgins Trust said. The guidance for schools in England was written 16 years ago in 2000 - before the advent of social media,…
Doctors, teachers, social workers and police officers risk "re-traumatising" vulnerable children because of a lack of understanding about how youngsters react to problems in childhood, a charity has warned. YoungMinds has called for those who interact with youngsters to improve their understanding of how traumatic childhood experiences - such as…
New research from the universities of East Anglia (UEA) and Warwick reveals an increase in adolescents who died or were seriously injured in which abuse or neglect is thought to be involved. The research was commissioned by the Department for Education and is based on an analysis of 293 serious…
An inspection of services for children and young people in the Borders has identified areas of good performance but also made recommendations for improvement. The inspection was led by the Care Inspectorate working in partnership with Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland. Across…
Northern Ireland's Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has paid tribute to the commitment of young people with learning disabilities in overcoming barriers to employment. Speaking at a prize giving ceremony for young people from Dr B’s Kitchen in Belfast, Simon Hamilton said: “My Department is committed to assisting people overcome their…
Social care agencies "missed opportunities" to help an aspiring teenage model who went on to take her own life. Coroner Katy Skerrett said there was a lack of communication by mental health and social care professionals in the treatment provided to 17-year-old Anielka Jennings. The teenager was found dead at…
Most available antidepressants do not help children and teenagers with serious mental health problems and some may be unsafe, experts have warned. A review of clinical trial evidence found that of 14 antidepressant drugs only one, fluoxetine - marketed as Prozac - was better than a "dummy" placebo at relieving…
The work of Staffordshire Youth Offending Service was of a high standard and staff were committed to doing their best for children and young people, said Dame Glenys Stacey, Chief Inspector of Probation as she published the report of a recent joint inspection of the work of Staffordshire Youth Offending…
A student at Oxford Brookes University is launching a book aimed at reducing stigma around mental health issues for young adults. Hannah Todd came up with the idea of producing a book of letters titled Hello Me, It’s You, as part of her final major project for her degree in…
Children in care are six times more likely to be cautioned or convicted of a crime than other young people, new research has found. A review by Lord Laming for the Prison Reform Trust also found that half the children serving time in youth custody came from foster or residential…
Young people are more likely to volunteer than other age groups, believing it develops their skills and career prospects, according to a new report. A survey of 2,000 adults by Business in the Community found that half of those under the age of 24 did voluntary work, compared to fewer…
Council bosses have been ordered to pay a teenager embroiled in family court proceedings £17,500 damages after a judge concluded that social services staff had failed to "properly assess" and support her. Mrs Justice Theis concluded that Kent County Council had breached the 14-year-old girl's human rights. Council bosses had…
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