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Implications of RSE reforms

By Lucy Emmerson |

31 July 2018

New guidance sets out what should be taught in relationships and sex education, but questions remain.

Advice on using ACE enquiry

By Derren Hayes, Alana Ryan and Karen Bateson |

26 June 2018

Experts say more research is needed on impact of routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences.

Help for children of alcoholics

By Derren Hayes |

29 May 2018

Councils should create drop-in centres to support children whose parents misuse alcohol, says expert.

Tackling teenage pregnancies

By Sophie Eminson |

24 April 2018

As national conception rates for girls under 18 fall, three councils' successful approaches are outlined.

It has taken four years to transfer most children with special educational needs and disabilities to a new support system. While parents appear satisfied with the process, campaigners have criticised the quality of some care plans.

Checks for looked-after children

By Alison O’Sullivan |

27 March 2018

Characteristics of mental health assessments for children in care are analysed as pilots set for launch.

Call to boost school counselling services

By Derren Hayes |

27 February 2018

Council leaders and professional organisations say mental health green paper should prioritise counselling services based in schools

Initiative points way to tackling obesity

By Derren Hayes |

30 January 2018

A healthy eating project in a deprived part of west London is highlighting how councils can help parents and children develop a healthier lifestyle.

A public health approach to tackling violent crime has been credited with cutting the murder rate in Scotland. Experts say the same model should be used in London following a rise in knife crime involving young people.

Plan for closer school-CAMHS ties

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2018

Advocates of closer working between schools and mental health services outline the benefits it can bring.