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Norfolk children’s centres: Council backs plans to close 38 sites

Image copyright Emma Hampton Image caption Campaigners gathered outside Tuesday’s meeting at County Hall to protest at the proposed closures A controversial proposal to close most of the children’s centres in Norfolk has been rubber-stamped…

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Little Lever: Woman and two children found dead in house

Image copyright Google Image caption Police found the three bodies in a house in Arthur Street, Little Lever A woman and two young children have been found dead in a house in Bolton, police have…


G4S Medway report: Painful restraint of children queried

Image copyright PA Image caption The centre is now run by HM Prison and Probation Service Painful restraint of children in young offenders institutions and secure training centres increases the risk of abuse, a serious…


Scotland’s papers: Cancer ‘breakthrough’ and obese children

21 January 2019 Image caption The Herald leads with scientists at the University of Edinburgh making a “startling breakthrough” which they say could help prevent some women from being hit by secondary breast cancer. Researchers…


New plan to stop children leaving home

Image copyright Getty Images A fresh effort is being made to educate children and young people about the dangers of running away from home. Two charities – Missing People and Barnardo’s – will develop materials…


Birmingham children’s social care services no longer ‘inadequate’

Image caption Clockwise from top left: Keanu Williams, Khyra Ishaq, Keegan Downer and Toni-Ann Byfield died in Birmingham Children’s social care in Birmingham is no longer judged as “inadequate” for the first time in 10…


Blackpool’s vulnerable children still being failed, says Ofsted report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Blackpool Council leader Simon Blackburn said considered resigning over Ofsted’s latest critical report Vulnerable children in Blackpool are being failed by “key weaknesses” in support services and some are…


Children left in limbo after Butterstone school closure

Image caption The New School Butterstone closed with just four days notice last November More than 20 children with autism and anxiety have been left without educational provision, nearly two months after their old school…


Clean air: Do low emission schemes improve children’s lungs?

A new study with 3,000 primary school children in London and Luton will see if new initiatives to reduce air pollution, such as London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone, can provide health benefits. Children are…


Jersey politicians vote to outlaw smacking children

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children’s charity NSPCC said the move would bring Jersey in line with dozens of other countries Jersey has become the second place in the British Isles to outlaw smacking…


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