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Wales children in care survey raises questions

Image copyright Getty Images A survey of looked-after children in councils in Wales has given a mixed picture of their care experiences. The vast majority of children surveyed felt safe in their placements, but a…

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Odiham play centre to close as ‘children too noisy’

Image copyright Little Play Town Image caption The play centre has been set up to allow children to pretend to work in different professions A play centre says it is being forced to close because…


£15m invested to tackle rise in Wales children in care

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The funding is part of a £30m package to strengthen integrated working in health and social care. Funding has been announced to tackle a rise in children being taken…


‘Tinkering’ children make robots, planes and catapults

Primary pupils in Manchester have been building robots, planes, vehicles and catapults, using their creativity and problem solving skills under a teaching approach dubbed “tinkering”. The Royal Academy of Engineering and University of Manchester have…


‘No completion date’ for new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh

Image caption The new hospital had been due to open in autumn 2017 There are to be further delays in the opening of the new Sick Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh. The £150m facility was due…


UK Cycle Network ‘unsafe for children’ says transport charity

Image copyright Getty Images Almost half of the UK’s National Cycle Network is unsafe for children under the age of 12, according to research. Poor surfaces, traffic, and too many barriers are making routes inaccessible…


Bullying: Children point finger at adults

Image copyright Getty Images Children want adults to show each other more respect, with four out of 10 seeing grown-ups bullying each other in past six months, a survey says. Research among 1,001 children aged…


Children are being ‘datafied from birth’

Image copyright Getty Images The children’s commissioner for England is calling on internet giants and toy-makers to be more transparent about the data they are collecting on children. Today’s children are the first to be…


Fifteen children found in refrigerated lorry in Newhaven

Image copyright AFP Image caption The truck was stopped at the port of Newhaven on Thursday Twenty-one people, including children as young as 12, have been found inside a refrigerated lorry entering the UK. The…


Children’s screen time has little effect on sleep, says study

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Correlations between screen time and lack of sleep are “extremely modest”, says the report The amount of time children spend on devices has little effect on how long they…


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