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Research finds little fear of HIV infection

By Tom Lloyd |

26 November 2007

Less than a third of young people living in Britain are concerned about getting HIV, according to a survey published today.

The UK's first specialist court designed to prevent drug abuse dividing families has been launched in London.

Children better off today, says study

By Tom Lloyd |

20 November 2007

A government review has rejected claims that children and young people today are worse off than their predecessors.

A tool to help hospital workers act quickly if a child patient's condition is worsening has won a national award.

Children should have more input into how the National Child Measurement Programme hands out information about them to their parents, the National Children's Bureau (NCB) has said.

A 8.5m centre for children and young people with disabilities and complex needs opened its doors in Southwark, south London last week.

Disabled are denied advocacy services

By Helen Gilbert |

20 November 2007

Children's charities have slammed the Children and Young Persons Bill for failing to give every disabled child placed away from home a legal right to advocacy services.

Children are being put at risk due to major cuts to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in Cornwall, the health union Unite has warned.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families has published the evidence that will inform its plans to develop children's services.

Almost half (48 per cent) of children aged between 10 and 15 have drunk alcohol and one in five (19 per cent) have been drunk at least once in the past four weeks, according to a survey published by Ofsted.