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Latest data from the National Child Measurement Programme shows that in the 2017/18 academic year, 22.4 per cent of reception age school children in England were classified as overweight or obese, rising to 34.3 per cent for year 6 pupils.

Programme of workshops gives parents with disabled children the skills and confidence they need to access support services to improve their families' lives.

Young ambassadors scheme opens up opportunities for careers in care

By Rob Wallace, volunteer manager, St Clare Hospice

| June 25, 2019

Young people learn about palliative care and provide much-valued support to vulnerable patients.

Struggling South West authority aims to tackle high social worker agency and vacancy rates to improve reputation and stability.

Salford City Council measures impact by social value

By Danielle Aumord

| May 28, 2019

Support for vulnerable young people measured on its social value.

South London councils improve SEND commissioning

By Nina Jacobs

| May 28, 2019

Consortium of local boroughs form a regional framework.

Joined-up approach has expanded public health's reach and embedded prevention focus.

Data allows targeted commissioning of services to meet specific needs.

Creation of not-for-profit company to run children's services aims to rebuild profession's reputation in Berkshire town.

LifeSkills, United States

By Alexandra Hobman, LifeSkills training co-ordinator, Barnardo’s

| May 28, 2019

LifeSkills is an evidence-based early intervention and prevention programme that improves children's emotional health and wellbeing.