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The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 gives children the right to have their views taken into account when their parents take a dispute over the child to court. This is consistent with Article 12 of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The most common dispute concerning…
Each year in England thousands of children and young people are raped or sexually abused. This includes children who have been abducted and trafficked, or beaten, threatened or bribed into having sex. Media coverage of police investigations into the crimes of Jimmy Savile and other prominent figures have brought child…
As Alan Milburn and Baroness Shephard, chairman and deputy chairman of a new Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission call on Government to do more to meet the global 2020 target on child poverty, Nushra Mansuri has described the latest statistics on the number of children defined as being impoverished…
* Are adolescents chronically sleep-deprived? An investigation of sleep habits of adolescents in the Southwest of Germany * Transition to adult care: experiences and expectations of adolescents with a chronic illness * ADHD and transition to adult services – the experience of community paediatricians * Transitions in the lives of…
Monday, 6 Oct, 2008

Child Development, 79, 5

* Direct and Indirect Aggression During Childhood and Adolescence: A Meta-Analytic Review of Gender Differences, Intercorrelations, and Relations to Maladjustment * Development of Three-Dimensional Object Completion in Infancy * Young Children's Recognition of the Intentionality of Teaching * Changes in the Relation of Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Behaviors Across Development *…
The pressure on children to grow up takes two different but related forms: the pressure to take part in a sexualised life before they are ready to do so; and the commercial pressure to consume the vast range of goods and services that are available to children and young people…
This Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of the lives and well-being of children and young people in 21 nations of the industrialized world. Its purpose is to encourage monitoring, to permit comparison, and to stimulate the discussion and development of policies to improve children's lives. The report represents a…
An article examined children's understanding of family finances and how they perceived this to relate to eating healthily. Children had sophisticated ideas about the interrelationships between diet, cost, and health; and they were acutely aware of how family finances influenced food purchase. Children proposed different strategies to facilitate eating healthily…
A report examined the impact of public spending decisions on vulnerable children and families. It said that 2 out of 3 of the most vulnerable families were struggling with more severe issues than a year previously: yet by April 2012 only 12 per cent of the planned public spending cuts…
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