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Emily Smith

UKHSA launches TV and radio adverts to persuade parents to get children immunised

4th March 2024

Parents who haven’t had their children immunised against infections such as measles and whooping cough are to be the target of a new NHS campaign from this week. In video…

Crimes involving child abuse imagery are up by a quarter in UK, says NSPCC

4th March 2024

Crimes involving child abuse imagery (CAI) have risen by a quarter in the past year, according to figures collated by the NSPCC. Nearly half of those incidents where the platform…

Hollie Gazzard murder: School workshops ‘saving lives’

26th February 2024

A man whose daughter was murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend a decade ago says teaching teenagers about coercive control is saving lives. Hollie Gazzard, 20, was stabbed by Asher Maslin while working…

Think only naive young women get their drinks spiked – think again

26th February 2024

There are 12 hours of my life that have always remained a total mystery. What began as dinner and a couple of drinks with a friend ended in my coming-to…

The UK moves another step closer to banning phones in schools

19th February 2024

Mobile phone ownership has become standard for people of most ages, and, while there’s a convenience argument, experts and regulators alike have expressed concerns about children’s well-being and distraction while…

EU launches probe into TikTok over child protection

19th February 2024

The EU on Monday announced a formal investigation into TikTok over alleged breaches of its obligations to protect minors online, under a landmark new law on policing digital content. It…

Gillian Keegan: I’m confident of 15 hours of free childcare by April

5th February 2024

The education secretary has said she is “confident” free childcare for two-year-olds in England will be ready in time for its April rollout. Gillian Keegan told the BBC she would…

MP backs Brianna Ghey mum’s call for social media safeguarding

5th February 2024

Parents cannot be expected to monitor what their children are doing online 24/7, an MP has warned as she backed a campaign by Brianna Ghey’s mum. Esther Ghey has called…

Airedale Hospital garden aims to boost patient mental health

29th January 2024

A sensory and edible garden has opened at a West Yorkshire hospital aiming to boost the mood and wellbeing of mental health patients. The area was created by occupational therapist…

Unprecedented demand for ADHD assessments – trust

29th January 2024

Unprecedented demand for ADHD assessments in Worcestershire means people are waiting years to get support. Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust said the county’s Community Paediatrics service faced an…