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A government-backed review has called on children's professionals to give their views on specialist provision for children with speech, language and communications needs.

A culture of joint working between health and children's services needs to be established, according to Children's Secretary Ed Balls.

Call for real-life drugs education

By Alison Bennett |

16 October 2007

Young people want real-life examples of the dangers of drugs to be a major part of drugs education.

Extended school services in Shropshire have received a boost in the form of funding for more school nurses.

Outcomes overlook disabled young

By Sarah Cooper |

16 October 2007

The Every Child Matters outcomes need to be changed to take account of disabled children's ability to achieve them, a study has concluded.

Increased workloads are making health visitors more stressed and demoralised, a health visitors' union has said.

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced 60,000 of funding to help develop a policy on autism for Wales.

A review into services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs is to examine how early intervention can lead to improved services.

Benefits of health classes short-lived

By Alison Bennett |

09 October 2007

Short healthy eating lessons have no long-term impact on childhood obesity levels, a study has found.

A trial using ID cards to help make criminal record checks on people who want to work with children and young people has been hailed a success by the government.