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Almost two-thirds of children in poverty are living with parents who work, according to a new study. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found that, while levels of absolute child poverty were unchanged between 2009/10 and 2013/14, the proportion living in a working family grew from 54% to 63% as…
Fulfilling the dreams of children with life-limiting illnesses can empower them and their families and could have an enduring positive impact, according to new University of Stirling research. The three year study, a collaborative research project between the University and children’s charity Dreams Come True, explored the impact of dream…
A group of pro-life MPs have launched a bid to give the Scottish Parliament the power to change abortion law in the country. A cross-party amendment to the Scotland Bill, signed by three Catholic MPs - Liberal Democrat John Pugh, Tory Fiona Bruce and Labour's Robert Flello - would devolve…
Alcohol use during pregnancy is "prevalent and socially pervasive" in the UK and Ireland, health experts have warned after carrying out a large scale study. Women across all socio-demographic groups were likely to drink - but those who smoked were up to 50% more likely to consume alcohol while pregnant,…
The four UK children's commissioners have joined forces to urge the Government to halt its programme of benefit cuts to prevent more young people being pushed into poverty. The commissioners for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland said child poverty rates across the UK were "unacceptably high" and that there…
The University of Chester has collaborated with International Early Years (IEY), to bring the organisation’s international conference to the North West for the first time. ‘The Business of Early Childhood’ conference, to be hosted by the University at its Warrington Campus on July 3, will explore international perspectives on early…
Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands is inviting public health stakeholders to join forces in providing better and more joined up services for young people across the region. PHE’s ‘Improving Young People’s Health and Wellbeing’ framework will be the focus of a regional conference on Friday 5 June,…
Guidance on how NHS staff should deal with violent behaviour by children has been included in advice from the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (Nice) for the first time. The guidelines, which previously only dealt with people over the age of 16, now detail methods for dealing with aggression…
More clinical research involving children and young people is essential in improving the understanding of childhood disease, health experts have said. Evidence on many areas of children's illnesses and treatments remains limited because of a lack of research specifically around children, they argue. Concern about the ethics of involving children…
A new test for Down's syndrome has been described as a "major turning point in antenatal screening" that would also be far cheaper than the current NHS screening programme. All pregnant women are offered the chance to have a blood test to see if their unborn child is likely to…
The number of people using foodbanks has reached a record one million after an increase in workers on low pay having to seek emergency help for food, new figures have revealed. The Trussell Trust said almost 400,000 children were among those receiving at least three days' of supplies from the…
The Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) has announced applications for two MSC's are now open. Both courses have been developed by CELCIS and the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. MSc in Advanced Residential Child Care The course is…
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