Sharp increase in UK child sexual abuse during pandemic

Lockdown was supposed to make us all safer and save lives. But for some vulnerable young people the opposite has been true. Sajid Javid, the former chancellor, warned last month that isolation was creating a...

Physical play with fathers may help children control emotions, study finds

Children whose fathers spend time playing with them at a very early age may find it easier to control their behaviour and emotions, which has a beneficial impact as they get older and start school, according...

Nurseries warn of ‘mass closures’ as lockdown lifts

Nurseries are warning of “mass closures” which could leave parents struggling to find childcare when they return to work as the lockdown eases. England’s early years providers have been...

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One in three areas fail children with special needs

Councils and health organisations in around a third of areas are failing to effectively support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), analysis by Ofsted and health watchdog the Care Quality Commission has...

Schools ‘failing to provide epilepsy support’

A number of schools across England are breaking the law because they do not provide support to children with epilepsy, a charity has warned. Carol Long, chief executive of Young Epilepsy said it is “deeply concerning” that schools are...