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Quick guide to ... Dehydration

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  • Monday, October 18, 2010
Research has found children who do not drink enough water do not perform as well as they should in school. Dehydration means a child's body lacks enough fluid. It occurs when the normal water content of the body is reduced, upsetting the balance of minerals in the body fluid. Many of the body's cells depend on these minerals being maintained at the correct levels. It can result from not drinking, vomiting, diarrhoea, or any combination of these conditions

MP says vetting changes needed

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  • Monday, January 11, 2010
Further changes need to be made to the vetting and barring scheme to ensure those working with children are not adversely affected, a Labour MP has said.

The 2010 Report: The year ahead for children and young people

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  • Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The coming year presents exceptional challenges for anyone who works with children, young people or families. Services will feel the pinch of the recession. And the general election will focus minds on what kind of society we want to build for tomorrow's generation, and how. CYP Now's 2010 Report aims to tackle the challenges head-on through a range of experts. They outline the issues and advance a case for what must happen in policy and practice.

Quick guide to ... Ketamine

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  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Ketamine is a powerful tranquilliser used on horses that is being taken recreationally by a growing number of young people in the UK.

Chlamydia testing branded a failure

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  • Tuesday, December 1, 2009
A national programme to stop the spread of chlamydia has failed because of a lack of central control over budgets and marketing, a group of senior MPs has found.

News Insight: Warwick -- rural life is not always idyllic

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  • Monday, April 26, 2010
In the second of three reports from around the country, Neil Puffett takes CYP Now's "Election 2010 Bus" to Warwick to investigate the issues facing children and their families in a marginal constituency that will help determine who wins power.

Tories might cut commissioner

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Shadow children's minister Tim Loughton has branded Maggie Atkinson's appointment as England's children's commissioner a "farce" and indicated the Conservatives could scrap the role if they gain power.