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My Life: Tom Baines, 12, Shrewsbury

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  • Monday, April 13, 2015
I was injured in a road traffic accident in 2008 when I was five, which has left me paralysed with no sensation or movement from the chest down and limited hand function.

Improving mental health services must be our goal

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  • Monday, April 13, 2015
Early and consistent intervention to help children with mental health problems remains an elusive goal in Scotland. The latest statistics show that at least five of the 14 health boards are failing to reach targets on referral times.

How charities can demonstrate social value to commissioners

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  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The way public services are commissioned is undergoing considerable change, but charities pitched into competition for funding with private companies have a possible advantage - as long as they can demonstrate the additional social values they provide above and beyond the primary aims of a project.

Young people and communities hold the key to ending FGM

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  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) is climbing up the ladder of political priorities. The knowledge that there has not been a single successful prosecution since the FGM Act was introduced in 2003 is causing much soul-searching - in government, in the crown prosecution service and in local safeguarding boards across the country.