Scotland: campaign targets adults buying tobacco for children

A national drive to discourage adults who give cigarettes to children and teens has been launched in Scotland.

Wales: funding boost for ACE programme

An all-Wales programme to help police deal with vulnerable people via early intervention and root-cause prevention has received a £6.87m boost.

The impact of parental conflict on children

Children can be the silent victims when their parents’ relationship goes sour, reports journalist Phil Harris. But with the right awareness, it doesn’t have to be that way…

Scotland: a single day’s training for Named Persons

Scotland’s Named Persons will get just one day of training to prepare for the role, it has been revealed.

Let’s put an end to FGM

Dr Comfort Momoh highlights the fight against FGM

Child re-offending rate is 90% after custodial sentence in NI

Nine out of 10 children in Northern Ireland who serve a custodial sentence after breaking the law re-offend within a year of being released.

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.