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New report suggests UK is in danger of failing the health of a generation of children and young people.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published its State of Child Health 2020 report showing that for many measures of children’s health and wellbeing, progress has stalled, or is in reverse.

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New government study finds poverty to be a major factor in serious case reviews

The government has published a report which cites poverty as a key factor leading to the abuse or death of a child in a third of serious case reviews.

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New report gives more evidence of widening health equalities in England and reducing life expectancy

The Institute of Health Equity has published a study examining the progress made in addressing health inequalities in England since the publication of the Marmot report in 2010.

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Major new report into Adverse Childhood Experiences released.

The Early Intervention Foundation has released a new report examining the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) evidence base in terms of its quality and the conclusions which have followed and the strength of evidence underpinning common responses to ACEs, including routine ACE screening and trauma-informed care.

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Charities call for ‘meaningful’ children’s social care review.

An open letter has been sent to the Education Secretary by a group of 27 charities and organisations demanding a ‘meaningful’ review of the care system for children and young people.

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New report shows increasing levels of work-related stress within the health visiting workforce

A new study by the Institute of Health Visiting highlights factors which are impacting the quality of health visiting provided in England.

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Knife crime crisis fuelled by cuts to youth services.

A report by the Youth Select Committee has called upon the Government to implement new strategies to cut violent crime.

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Trauma Informed Care – beyond the theory

A view of the practical implementation of Trauma Informed Care.

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Newham announces major new investment in youth services

Newham Council has announced plans to invest £4.5m into its youth services, employing 40 new youth workers and doubling youth club provision.

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Suffolk Council sets out proposals to convert children’s centres to Family Hubs.

A major overhaul of Suffolk County Councils early years provision includes plans to close 11 children’s centres, 9 of which would be re-purposed into Family Hubs.

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