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More than 60 children a day calling Childline with suicidal thoughts

18 October 2017
NSPCC reports 15% rise in calls to children’s helpline as concerns grow over long waiting times for mental health services.

How to stop record numbers of children going into care? Help their mothers

18 October 2017
Women whose children are removed have often been abused and through the care system themselves. Specialist therapy can help break this cycle.

Even moderate drinking by parents can upset children – study

18 October 2017
Children who see parent tipsy or drunk are less likely to see them as a positive role model, report says.

Universal credit helpline charges to be scrapped

18 October 2017
Work and pensions secretary says all DWP helplines will become free - a week after Jeremy Corbyn asked Theresa May about the issue.

Birmingham axes a third of children's centres

17 October 2017
The number of children’s centres in Birmingham will be cut from 29 to 18.

Thousands of parents 'unable to access 30 hours free childcare'

17 October 2017
More than 20,000 eligible parents are yet to claim the extended 30 hours of free childcare, more than six weeks after the flagship government initiative launched, it has emerged.

'Poverty, hunger and suicidal despair': Whistleblower exposes chaos at heart of Government's universal credit system

13 October 2017
"I see masses of suffering on a daily basis... We have to tell claimants that the state cannot support them even if they have young children to feed... Turning away those in abject poverty is part of the job".

Supporting children worried about terrorism

03 October 2017
The NSPCC has released a new resource to help parents talk to their children about terrorism. 
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