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How has the pandemic impacted children’s mental health?
As we approach Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 9 to 15 May 2022, the question of how the pandemic has impacted children’s mental
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What is autism and how is it diagnosed?
Autism, often referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is often very misunderstood, as it simply refers to a difference in the way that the
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Calories on menus: how could this affect children?
In a move to combat obesity, the Government announced new rules this week for large hospitality businesses (that employ over 250 people) to include information
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Online resources for educators to support neurodivergent students launched
It is currently Neurodiversity Celebration Week (21-27 March 2022), during which there is a focus on educating the wider community about the experiences of neurodivergent
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Children in care supported to find permanent homes “faster”
Children in care will be supported to find permanent homes faster through a new multi-million-pound scheme, it has been announced.
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Parents and carers in West Midlands to be educated on issues impacting children today
A Government-backed pilot scheme has been launched in the West Midlands to support parents and carers of vulnerable children, it has been announced.
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School closures linked to children’s poor mental health during Covid-19
The mental health and wellbeing of children and young people improved after schools reopened last year, a major study has revealed.
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One in three care leavers left care “too early”, study reveals
One in three young people who have left care feel that they left “too early”, a major study has revealed.
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Number of “looked after children” rises to record levels in wake of pandemic
The number of “looked after children” has soared to record levels in the past 12 months, a major study has revealed. The research, published by
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Foster care system “reaching breaking point”, Ofsted reveals
Vulnerable children are missing out on the vital care and support they need due to a shortage of foster carers, a major study has revealed.
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Number of “children in need” falls to record low, study reveals
The number of “children in need” has fallen to record low levels, major research has revealed. The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics
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Social care system “failing” vulnerable children, CMA study reveals
There is a significant shortage of appropriate places for local authorities seeking to place children, a major study has revealed. The research, published by the
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