Annual conference 2017: childhood trauma causes health to deteriorate ‘10 to 15 years faster’

Traumatic events in childhood, such as neglect and child abuse, lead to poorer physical and mental health, said Mark Bellis.

Annual conference 2017: NSPCC urges parents to ‘take 5’

The NSPCC has launched a new campaign in Wales promoting ‘positive parenting’ designed to help tackle child abuse.

Annual conference 2017: we are humans first

Almost 10 years on from the last time he spoke at a CPHVA conference, John Carnochan was back, and beating the drum for early intervention all the harder.

Annual conference 2017: the horrors of ‘honour-based’ abuse

Eyes were opened to the realities of honour-based abuse and forced marriage during the Nick Robin Memorial Lecture, which closed the first day of conference.

Poor children most likely to enter child protection

Children in the most deprived areas are more likely than wealthier peers to become involved in the child protection system, a new research study has shown.

Northern Ireland: steep rise in referred children

Almost 40,000 children in Northern Ireland were referred to social services in one year.

The source of ignition

Former detective John Carnochan OBE reveals where his belief in early intervention began, its importance now, and the progress made in shifting the agenda.

No place to go?

Alone and frightened at a time when they are barely adults, a staggering 150,000 young people a year across the UK approach their council for help with housing.

Northern Ireland: number of children in care still rising

The number of children in care in Northern Ireland has risen 43% over the past decade.

England: vulnerable children ‘falling through cracks in the system’

Thousands of vulnerable children in England flagged to social services over neglect or abuse are not getting help from local authorities, a report warns.

Quarter of girls aged 14 suffer from depression

New research shows that one in four girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at 14 years old.