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Plan to teach all children first aid

Image copyright PA Schoolchildren in the UK will have to learn first aid under proposals put forward by the government. Draft legislation says primary school children will be taught basic first aid, such as dealing…

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BAME children’s books characters ‘too oppressed’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The were 9,115 children’s books printed in the UK in 2017 Ethnic minority characters should be used in a wider variety of children’s books and not regularly fighting oppression,…




Transgender children: Buying time by delaying puberty

Image caption ‘Jessica’ is preparing to move to secondary school. More than 300 transgender children a year are now starting on a course of puberty-blocking drugs, figures seen by the Victoria Derbyshire programme show. One…


Mormon Church must end children’s sexual interviews, members say

Image copyright David Sheppard Current and former members of the Mormon Church are calling for an end to the practice of asking children as young as eight intimate and sexual questions during annual interviews by…


Children’s mental health services need ‘major ramp up’

Image copyright PA “A major ramp-up” in children’s mental health services is needed to cope with the problems faced by young people, the boss of NHS England has said. Speaking to The House magazine, Simon…


Children of God cult was ‘hell on earth’

Image caption Verity Carter was abused from the age of four Verity Carter says growing up in a secretive cult that encouraged sexual contact between adults and children was “hell on earth”. The 38-year-old says…


School offers children week off in term time

Image copyright Woodlands Image caption Simon Cox: “We’re trying to work with our families” A secondary school is offering parents the chance to take their children out of school for one week in July next…


Liverpool drug dealers sold ecstasy to children aged 12

Image copyright Merseyside Police Image caption Craig Banks and Dominic Evans admitted conspiracy to supply ecstasy Two “despicable” drug dealers who supplied ecstasy to children as young as 12 have been jailed. More than 20…


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