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One in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14, study reveals

20 September 2017
One in four girls is clinically depressed by the time they turn 14, according to research that has sparked new fears that Britain’s teenagers are suffering from an epidemic of poor mental health.

Digital age sees change in childhood playing patterns

20 September 2017
The number of teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped dramatically on previous decades, a survey has found.

Worcestershire children's services to be taken over

20 September 2017
Child protection services in Worcestershire must be run externally, the government says.

Children placed in homes outside their borough ‘soars’ 80%, figures reveal

20 September 2017
A committee chair has said she was ‘bitterly disappointed’ after new figures revealed the number of children being sent to live in children’s homes outside their own borough increased nearly 80% in four years.

Justice secretary urged to rewrite child sexual abuse guidelines

18 September 2017
Draft rules could mean children as young as 12 being held responsible for their abuse and so refused compensation.

Government takes over Croydon child services after 'serious failures'

05 September 2017
Weak management and overworked staff among the widespread shortcomings revealed in Ofsted report.

‘People give up’: the crisis in school support for children with special needs

05 September 2017
The government’s own figures show big rises in the numbers of education, health and care plan assessments being refused or delayed.

30 hours offer could lower practitioner wages, thinktank warns

05 September 2017
Childcare practitioners could, in theory, be forced to pay staff below the minimum wage due to the 30 hours offer, according to research from the New Economics Foundation.
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