Children

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England’s care system is failing children. This new overhaul is based on a middle-class fantasy | Rebekah Pierre
A new review passes the buck for children’s care on to the ‘community’, says social worker Rebekah Pierre

Rebekah Pierre

23, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Nursery trainer complains of racist abuse after Tory MP calls work ‘brainless’
Liz Pemberton says she has received offensive emails after John Hayes criticised her anti-racism work

Jessica Murray

23, May, 2022 @11:08 AM

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How a parents-first approach to child services in north-west England is getting results
New Beginnings gives social workers the time to develop relationships with the families they help

Josh Halliday

23, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Overhaul of children’s social care in England urgent and unavoidable, review finds
Root-and-branch review calls for five-year, £2.6bn programme to reform a system that is under ‘extreme stress’

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

23, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Record 420,000 children a month in England treated for mental health problems
Experts say many others are denied help, and ‘relentless’ rise in demand could overwhelm NHS

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, May, 2022 @6:23 PM

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Why I left the UK’s broken children and young people’s mental health service
Dr Lubna Karim, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, says the plight of British youngsters now reminds her of when she worked in a Romanian orphanage

As told to Andrew Gregory

22, May, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Evidence of UK’s child mental health crisis is stark and compelling
Analysis: addressing the sobering reality is a challenge for ministers, the NHS and society as a whole

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, May, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Focus on coping, not curing: how to help an anxious child
Growing up in the age of anxiety is challenging for children and parents alike but there are plenty of ways to help young people to face their fears

Gaby Hinsliff

22, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Chips off the old block: the chefs teaching their kids to cook
Three chefs and their children tell us about food, family and helping in a professional kitchen, plus their favourite recipes to make together

Interviews by Tony Naylor. Recipes by Adam Byatt, Nina Matsunaga and Robin Perris

22, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Mystery childhood hepatitis outbreak in UK may have peaked, doctors say
197 children have been diagnosed with the acute illness this year, with 11 needing a liver transplant

Ian Sample Science editor

20, May, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Child survivors of Manchester Arena attack ‘re-traumatised by poor support’
Some had to take part without warning in school attack drills after bombing, says researcher

Helen Pidd North of England editor

20, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Adventurous play boosts children’s mental health, study finds
Research comes as one of Europe’s biggest indoor play centres is set to open in Wetherby, Yorkshire

Sally Weale Education correspondent

20, May, 2022 @11:27 AM

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