Protecting against radicalisation

Anna Scott offers a practical guide for community practitioners, now that preventing people being drawn into terrorism forms a vital part of the safeguarding role.

Northern Ireland: cyber sex crimes against children increase

Online sexual abuse of children is up 28%, according to figures from the NSPCC.

Wales: children to have access to school nurse

New plans announced by the Welsh Government will ensure all children and young people in Wales have access to a school nurse.

Scotland: breast cancer trial

A £1m pilot project to cut breast cancer risk by helping women lose weight and get active has been launched in Scotland.

Northern Ireland: talk to teens about HPV vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) in Northern Ireland is encouraging parents to talk to their teenage daughters about the benefits of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which they can receive this school term.

Self-sufficiency at any age

The number of over-85s in Britain is set to soar in the next few decades. With the right support and care, they can stay healthy and independent. Vivien Hollis of the Active Ageing Service in Bath demonstrates how.

Spotlight: digital red books

A consultation has been launched to help determine the requirements of a new digital community child health record.

Children’s mental health services ‘in staffing crisis’

A third of professionals working with children and young people say their services are facing downsizing or closure.

New NHS proposals fail children

The new health proposals ‘fail to take into account the needs of children’, royal college warns.

Pool toy smell could signal hazardous substances

Rubber rings, armbands and other inflatable toys could contain a range of potentially hazardous substances – as indicated by their distinctive smell – a study has found.

Putting children's safety first

Katrina Phillips, chief executive at the Child Accident Prevention Trust, highlights the power of sharing when it comes to keeping children safe.

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