Education is not 'main reason' why women delay motherhood

Researchers have challenged the belief that a desire to stay in education is the primary reason why women delay having children.

Young people face longer waits for mental health appointments

The number of young people with mental health problems waiting more than nine weeks for an appointment has radically increased in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures.

Babies 'missing out' on 12 month health checks

One in four UK-born babies are not receiving all their health visitor checks during the first two years of life, according to government figures.

Your vote counts

With elections imminent, Unite is urging all members to get involved and vote for the next generation of union representatives. We hear more from the general secretary candidates.

Honour for CPHVA vice president

CPHVA vice president Elizabeth Anionwu has been made a dame in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

Spreading smiles

Amanda Holland, lecturer in public health and primary care at Cardiff University, describes a rewarding visit to India during which she worked to promote dental health among disadvantaged children.

Children 'underprepared' for digital world, study finds

Children are being left to fend for themselves online, a year-long research study published by the children’s commissioner for England has found.

Fighting poverty head on

With a huge projected rise in child poverty, we all have a duty to prevent it. John Dickie, director of Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, describes what we are – and should – be doing.

Shortage of foster carers 'reaching crisis'

Concerns have been raised over the growing shortage of foster carers in Northern Ireland.

Your views: health visitor support

An insight into what you’ve been thinking – or talking – about this month…

Extending child poverty scheme 'would help 5000 families'

The Scottish Greens have called for a Glasgow-based project to cut child poverty to be rolled out across Scotland.

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