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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