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Too many children with learning disabilities and autism are unnecessarily being treated in mental health hospitals - according to a report published today by the Children's Commissioner for England.

Many young people feel pressure to look their best online and 67 per cent regularly worry about the way they look, according to new research.

The UK has some of the lowest numbers of beds for treating young people with serious mental illnesses in Europe, according to research published today.

A children's food watchdog is needed to help young people access more nutritious food, an inquiry set up to investigate children's food insecurity has concluded.

Children as young as nine are talking about suicide, according to a survey of teachers that reports a crisis in pupils' mental health.

Free sanitary products will be offered to all primary schools from early next year in a bid to combat "period poverty", the government has announced.

Teenage pregnancy rate falls for 10th year

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

15 April 2019

The number of teenage pregnancies in England and Wales has fallen for the 10th year in a row, according to the latest government statistics.

Councils have SEND shortfall of £1.2bn, union warns

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

15 April 2019

Councils in England have faced a £1.2bn shortfall in special needs funding over the last four years - as demand for SEND services rose by a third, the National Education Union (NEU) has warned.

More than a third of local areas are cutting spending on early help for children and young people with mental health problems, according to analysis by the children's commissioner for England.

A locally-developed digital solution for recording child deaths has been adopted nationally, with hopes that it will help prevent deaths in the future.