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Youth workers screen for chlamydia

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  • Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Youth workers are being trained by a West Yorkshire primary care trust to help test 16- to 24-year-olds for chlamdyia in non-NHS settings in an effort to meet national targets.

Young lack mental health awareness

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  • Tuesday, September 9, 2008
A leading child psychiatrist has urged the government to raise young people's awareness of mental illness, after research showed nearly half of 12- to 18-year-olds cannot name a single mental health condition.

Review of compulsory PSHE lessons

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  • Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The government is to launch a review to ensure the compulsory roll-out of Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons across primary and secondary schools in England happens smoothly.

Child protection chaos feared

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  • Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Child protection arrangements could be thrown into chaos if directors of children's services (DCSs) are banned from chairing local safeguarding children boards, senior council figures have warned.

Quick guide to ... Children's hospices

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  • Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Children's hospices provide specialist care and support to children with life-limiting conditions, from the moment of diagnosis onwards. Most hospices are designed for children under 12, although some have facilities specifically developed to support teenagers and young adults.

Travel scheme for ill children is at risk

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  • Tuesday, January 15, 2008
A charity providing transport links to a Scottish hospital for young patients and relatives could be forced to abandon the scheme if plans to centralise some hospital services go ahead.