Criminal records system ‘anchoring children to their past’

The current criminal records system is preventing children from moving on from their mistakes and should be changed, a Conservative MP has warned. Theresa Villiers has called for reform of the criminal records...

Bans on smacking children linked to lower violence among teens, study suggests

Bans on smacking children are linked to less violence among teenagers, according to a new review. Using physical force to correct or control a child’s behaviour remains legally and socially permitted in many...

School opens its own foodbank over Universal Credit hunger fears

A school in Middlesbrough has revealed that is launching its own “pop-up foodbank”, over fears that the introduction of Universal Credit in the region will leave children hungry as parents are made...

Divided Britain: study finds huge chasm in attitudes

Britain is hugely divided across cultural, age and education lines, a major study of national attitudes has concluded, warning of a potential rise in far-right and anti-Islam sentiments unless politicians...

National child death database to launch next year

A new national database recording all child deaths is to launch in April next year in a bid to improve information sharing which will help prevent future deaths, the government has announced. The launch of a...

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National child death database to launch next year

A new national database recording all child deaths is to launch in April next year in a bid to improve information sharing which will help prevent future deaths, the government has announced. The launch of a national child death database is part of...