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The Child and Adolescent Harmful Behaviour Service (CAHBS) is a newly developed service within the overall remit of the Thames Valley Young People’s Forensic Service (TVYPFS). The CAHBS team provides advice, consultation, assessment and intervention, as appropriate, for young people in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire about whom there are concerns in…
A £3m investment has been announced to facilitate the launch of 20 new 'nurture units' for schools in Northern Ireland. Nurture units are small groups of children staffed by supportive adults to improve the development of pupils and address any challenges in school life. The Nurture Unit Signature Project has…
A social care provider has become the first in Wales to receive a major award for its work with children and young people. Prospects for Young People, based in Wrexham, broke new ground in 1994 when they were established to support children and young people from difficult backgrounds adjust to…
Plans to appoint a named guardian for every child are almost certain to be subjected to legal challenge if they are approved at Holyrood, the Tories have claimed. The controversial proposal to assign all youngsters a "named person" to monitor their wellbeing is one of a number of measures included…
SNP plans to appoint a so-called guardian for every child have met opposition from another religious body. The Evangelical Alliance Scotland wants to discuss the proposal, outlined in the Scottish Government's Children and Young People Bill, and reach "consensus" with Children's Minister Aileen Campbell. Director Fred Drummond said: "While we…
A bid to change the Children Act and ban smacking in Wales failed in the Assembly last night. After a heated debate AMs voted 14 for and 39 against, with one abstention, for a change proposed by Gwent AM Lindsay Whittle to the Social Services and Well-being Bill. The amendment…
Child poverty in Scotland fell by almost twice the level in England over a decade, new analysis in the run-up to the independence referendum has shown. The proportion of children in poverty dropped 10 percentage points in the decade to 2011/12, compared with six percentage points in England, according to…
The University of Ulster has launched a new initiative with Barnardo’s NI to help migrant and refugee children in Belfast to integrate into their new communities. Languages Made Fun is a play based language programme that supports children whose first language is not English. It aims to develop the children’s…
This research project was commissioned by Scottish Government Children and Families Analysis with the objective of undertaking an in-depth analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to examine the circumstances and outcomes of children living with a disability in Scotland. The overall aim of this analysis…
The Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing at Roehampton has issued a call for papers for the 9th International Conference on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to present and discuss the state-of-the-art information on various aspects of Child and…
This report provides the first systematic assessment of mental health and its contextual factors for children and young people (C&YP) in Scotland. It analyses 73 indicators from the previously established national C&YP mental health indicator set. These cover both the state of mental health (mental wellbeing and mental health problems)…
The Scottish Government has rejected opposition attempts to bring forward legislation for its own childcare plans and to end "discrimination" in the provision of free nursery care. SNP politicians backed children's minister Aileen Campbell by turning down two key votes to amend the Children and Young People Bill being scrutinised…
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