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Universal credit linked to suicide risk, says study

16 November 2018
Universal credit has become a serious threat to public health, doctors have said, after a study revealed that the stress of coping with the new benefits system had so profoundly affected claimants’ mental health that some considered suicide.

Why spending now on children's services will pay off in the future

15 November 2018
Headteacher Ian Read recalls when children ran riot in the corridors of his primary school and told anyone reckless enough to intervene where to go. But Watercliffe Meadow, Read’s school in the deprived north Sheffield community of Shirecliffe, has fought its way up the performance rankin...

MPs demand early intervention drive and children's centres action

14 November 2018
The government should undertake a "fundamental shift" on early intervention policy by setting out a national strategy to tackle childhood adversity and trauma, and outline its plans for the future of children's centres, an influential group of MPs has said.

School delay call for summer-born pupils in Wales

13 November 2018
Parents are calling for more flexibility over when summer-born children can start primary school in Wales.

Budget 2018: Hammond pledges £85m for children's social care

30 October 2018
A total of £85m will be handed to 20 local authorities struggling with high or rising numbers of children in care, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced.

Universal credit is here to stay - says Hammond

30 October 2018
Universal credit is here to stay, Philip Hammond has said, as he announced extra investment in the flagship benefit aimed at making it more generous to some low-income working claimants.

Concerns over support for children's speech and language needs

29 October 2018
Speech and language campaigners have expressed "grave concerns" that the government is failing to support many children with speech, language and communications needs (SLCN), 10 years after the landmark Bercow Review on the issue.

One third of 15-18 year olds experiencing mental health issues

26 October 2018
New research by Action for Children has found that one third of 15 to 18-year-olds are struggling with mental health and emotional wellbeing issues, and require support.
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