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Public sector organisations will be legally bound to work together to tackle serious violence including knife crime under a new duty announced by the government.

Lincolnshire health visitors begin strike

By Dan Parton |

15 July 2019

Fifty-eight health visitors employed by Lincolnshire County Council have begun a two-day strike over 'no pay rises' and erosion of professional standards.

A £9.3m national rollout of a mental health training scheme is aiming to better support students through their schools and colleges.

The government has ignored key recommendations for addressing inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children, according to the committee behind the report.

Tens of millions of pounds of free school meal funding allocated to some of the poorest children goes missing every year, latest research suggests.

Public sector workers should be required to consider diabetes in children and young people as a safeguarding risk, a serious case review into the death of diabetic teenager has recommended.

Five councils have been awarded a share of £1.5m by the government to implement projects to tackle childhood obesity over the next three years.

Health visiting services in many parts of England are being eroded due to funding cuts by councils, an influential sector body has warned.

Union bosses are urging Suffolk County Council to ditch plans to cut its health visiting workforce by 25 per cent as latest figures show health visitor numbers in England have hit a seven-year low.

Young people with learning disabilities are struggling to find support for their mental health - despite being four times more likely than their peers to need help, new research has found.