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Government awards over £2m to projects tackling abuse affecting children

Sue Learner, Editor (28-Dec-16)

The Government has awarded a grant of over £2m to nine projects which support children of families affected by domestic abuse and drugs and alcohol. For some families, Christmas and New Year bring an added.....

Pregnancy has 'long-lasting' effect on women's brain structure

Sue Learner, Editor (20-Dec-16)

Pregnancy can alter the structure of women’s brains, improving the mother’s ability to protect and nurture her child, according to new research. The study carried out by researchers from the UAB (The Autonomous.....

Children with autism could receive earlier diagnosis and intervention as scientists discover potential cause

Charley Walker, News Editor (19-Dec-16)

Children with autism could receive earlier diagnosis and improved intervention in the future thanks to researchers at the University of Toronto who have found a potential cause for a third of cases of autism. Researchers.....

Christmas babies get biblical names like Noah, parents' poll reveals

Angeline Albert, News Editor (16-Dec-16)

When it comes to baby births at Christmas, nearly two thirds of parents like to give their offspring traditional, biblical names - with Noah, Jacob and Grace the most popular festive choices. Of the 2,412.....

Government launches sepsis awareness campaign to save young lives

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (15-Dec-16)

A nationwide campaign, launched by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, will help parents spot the symptoms of sepsis to protect young children and save lives. The campaign is aimed at parents and carers of young.....

'Kangaroo' care increases intelligence and improves behaviour in children and young adults

Charley Walker, News Editor (12-Dec-16)

The practice of continuous skin-to-skin contact with newborns, known as kangaroo care, results in healthier, more intelligent, better behaved children, according to a new study. A 20-year follow up from a.....

Babies are missing out on vital health checks because of public health budget cuts

Charley Walker, News Editor (08-Dec-16)

Spending cuts are preventing 95 per cent of health visitors from adequately protecting and supporting mothers and babies, according to a new survey. The Institute of Health Visiting’s State of Health Visiting.....

Academics to explore whether iPads are beneficial for children's development

Sue Learner, Editor (08-Dec-16)

Academics from Sheffield University are embarking on a new research project exploring the influence technology has on children’s learning, social interactions and play, from birth up to the age of four. Dr.....

Almost three quarters of parents with a child with a learning disability 'feel unwelcome in public'

Charley Walker, News Editor (07-Dec-16)

Mencap is calling on the public to be more accepting and understanding of disability after a survey found that 70 per cent of parents said they have felt unwelcome when out in public with their child. While.....

Early years education 'much improved' says Ofsted chief

Angeline Albert, News Editor (01-Dec-16)

'The quality of early years provision continues to rise’ with 91 per cent of all active early years providers now good or outstanding, the chief of education watchdog Ofsted reports. In his fifth and final.....