Children

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Why are so many British children deeply unhappy? | Letter
Letter: Youngsters in the UK are more likely to suffer from mental ill-health than in almost any other rich country, and the causes need to be investigated, says Mel Wood

Letters

23, Sep, 2021 @4:42 PM

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A kick in the teeth for northern dentists | Brief letters
Brief letters: Dentists | Child labour | Flying the nest | Boris Johnson | False advertising

Letters

23, Sep, 2021 @4:37 PM

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The economy has shafted millennials: now it wants their offspring too | Joel Golby
Yes yes, we know you can’t afford to have children. But if the economy tanks because of the low birthrate, you’ll be to blame, says Guardian writer Joel Golby

Joel Golby

23, Sep, 2021 @12:49 PM

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Children’s NHS mental health referrals double in pandemic
Young people ‘suffering terribly’ in Covid crisis, with nearly 200,000 referred in just three months

Andrew Gregory Health editor

23, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I get to play with my friends’: NSW playdates break free of Zoom
Parents and children couldn’t be happier the ‘friends bubble’ allows under-18s with vaccinated parents to finally get out of the house

Rafqa Touma

23, Sep, 2021 @1:46 AM

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Chris Whitty warns MPs it is ‘inevitable’ unvaccinated children will catch Covid
Chief medical officer says transmission in England highest among 12- to 15-year-olds

Richard Adams Education editor

22, Sep, 2021 @6:37 PM

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A new therapy for children who may have autism risks carrying a hidden cost | James Cusack
Support that boosts toddlers’ social development can lead to them missing out on a diagnosis that secures ongoing help, says James Cusack, chief executive of an autism research charity

James Cusack

22, Sep, 2021 @2:25 PM

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The £20 benefit cut is the most morally indefensible thing I’ve seen in politics | Gordon Brown
Seventy-five years after the British welfare state was born, our poorest people are about to be cast aside by the government, says the former prime minister Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown

22, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Most infants in 91 countries are malnourished, warns Unicef
Climate crisis, conflict and Covid stunting progress on nutrition, UN says on eve of food security summit

Kaamil Ahmed

22, Sep, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Ministers have no clear plan to tackle child poverty, say cross-party MPs
Committee calls for robust cross-departmental anti-poverty strategy to tackle growing problem

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

21, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The Guardian view on children’s mental health: ministers must pay up | Editorial
Editorial: If Dame Rachel de Souza wants to help young people, she should go all out to boost funding for schools

Editorial

21, Sep, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Covid ‘high alert’ warning as more than 100,000 pupils in England miss school
Headteachers’ leader says government must be ready to act amid big rise in numbers absent

Richard Adams Education editor

21, Sep, 2021 @3:41 PM

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