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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…
Prince Harry has paid tribute to the "strength of human spirit" as he recognised children who are battling against serious illness to live normal lives. Harry joined parents, carers and celebrity supporters at the WellChild awards ceremony in central London to honour their achievements. Speaking during the event at the…
Palliative care for children deserves to be given the same emphasis as that for adults according to a report published by the University of South Wales Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care. Acknowledging the strides that have already been taken in Wales, the report, commissioned by Tŷ Hafan highlights…
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has lent his voice to the refugee crisis by fronting a short film in aid of Save The Children. The film, titled Help Is Coming, ties in with the release of a limited edition 7" and download of Crowded House's song by the same name. It…
At least 15,000 children are separated from one of their parents because of rules on Britons bringing foreign spouses into the country, according to a report. Since 2012, only those who earn at least £18,600 a year can sponsor visas for a husband, wife or partner from outside Europe. This…
Together Scotland is conducting research to inform the development of a potential new training programme on children's rights, especially relating to the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. The Act places duties on public bodies to report on steps they have taken to implement the UN Convention on the…
Thousands of cases of ill health, obesity and tooth decay among under-fives could be prevented if the worst areas of England matched the best, according to a report. The study for the National Children's Bureau charity revealed wide variations in the health of young children according to where they live.…
In 2007, IRISS undertook a digital preservation project to share – and safeguard – the migration story of 10,000 ‘orphans, waifs and strays” who emigrated to Canada between 1869 and 1939. The Golden Bridge was first created as a exhibition at the Heatherbank Museum of Social Work in Glasgow. When…
The Department of Health are seeking views on the revised National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care; including a tool to ensure all relevant needs are assessed and support decisions about care. The framework helps clinical commissioning groups and other professionals to assess the care required for children…
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