Children

Will children be vaccinated against Covid?
Children of key workers attend school during the third national lockdown
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Will children be vaccinated against Covid?

Return to school fuels questions about whether under-18s will get coronavirus jabs
3 Mar 2021
The statistics behind the UK children lost to coronavirus
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The statistics behind the UK children lost to coronavirus

Largest study of its kind details risk to children just days before schools reopen
28 Aug 2020
Britain home to the ‘unhappiest teenagers in Europe’
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Britain home to the ‘unhappiest teenagers in Europe’

Charity says ‘modern life’ and ‘exam pressure’ is driving down life satisfaction
28 Aug 2020
Reaction: councils and unions defiant over school reopenings
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Reaction: councils and unions defiant over school reopenings

Up to 1,500 primary schools set to remain closed on 1 June in coronavirus rebellion
20 May 2020
Coronavirus school closures: tips to keep kids busy at home
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Coronavirus school closures: tips to keep kids busy at home

Parents will need ways to keep their children learning, happy and healthy
20 Mar 2020
The state of British children’s health in five statistics
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The state of British children’s health in five statistics

New study shows UK falling behind on key indicators including infant mortality and vaccinations
4 Mar 2020
Should the age of criminal responsibility be raised?
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Should the age of criminal responsibility be raised?

Children as young as ten can currently be prosecuted
5 Nov 2019

An open mind on the issues that matter

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Councils use shipping containers to house homeless children
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Councils use shipping containers to house homeless children

Families are being forced to live in unsafe, disruptive and overcrowded conditions
21 Aug 2019
Ministers may raise National Lottery age limit to 18 years
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Ministers may raise National Lottery age limit to 18 years

Culture minister announces consultation into law change
17 Jul 2019
What happened to Kiano Mazzoncini?
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What happened to Kiano Mazzoncini?

US couple claim Kenyan authorities have kidnapped their three-year-old adopted son
14 May 2019
Should isolation in schools be banned?
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Should isolation in schools be banned?

The practice of secluding pupils has dramatically increased in recent years but has received sustained criticism
15 Apr 2019
‘Secret uterus’ woman has twins one month after giving birth
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‘Secret uterus’ woman has twins one month after giving birth

Mother from rural Bangladesh had no idea she had two uteruses or that she was still pregnant
28 Mar 2019
27,000 UK children are in gangs
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27,000 UK children are in gangs

New report from Children’s Commissioner says tackling child criminal exploitation should be ‘national priority’
28 Feb 2019
Chinese firms give women over 30 ‘dating leave’
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Chinese firms give women over 30 ‘dating leave’

Move designed to boost country’s falling birth rate and, long-term, level the gender and demographic imbalance
23 Jan 2019
Could two-child policy save India from overpopulation?
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Could two-child policy save India from overpopulation?

As activists scramble to educate the public on the need for contraception, some politicians push for a more radical solution
23 Jan 2019
China facing ‘unstoppable’ population decline
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China facing ‘unstoppable’ population decline

State-sponsored think tank warns ageing society could be catastrophic for global economy
9 Jan 2019
Why are so many young people suffering from anxiety?
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Why are so many young people suffering from anxiety?

Childline says number of youngsters seeking help for stress has soared
7 Dec 2018
Does staring at screens affect children’s sleep?
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Does staring at screens affect children’s sleep?

Oxford University study challenges widespread fears that gadget use disrupts youngsters’ rest
7 Nov 2018
How IVF is fuelling a UK adoption crisis
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How IVF is fuelling a UK adoption crisis

Success of fertility treatment has seen adoption rates fall by almost two-thirds in forty years
5 Nov 2018
Mother’s voice ‘beats smoke alarm’ for alerting children
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Mother’s voice ‘beats smoke alarm’ for alerting children

Study finds recording of parent is three times more likely to wake youngsters
25 Oct 2018
Babies in prams ‘exposed to over twice as much pollution’
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Babies in prams ‘exposed to over twice as much pollution’

Study finds that because pollution levels are greater within 1m of ground level, infants are exposed to more of it than adults
15 Aug 2018
What is the ‘word gap’ and why does it matter?
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What is the ‘word gap’ and why does it matter?

Education Secretary Damian Hinds to address crisis of children starting school without basic language skills
31 Jul 2018
Closing GCSE poverty gap will take ‘over a century’
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Closing GCSE poverty gap will take ‘over a century’

In parts of the country, poor students are about two years behind the average
25 Jul 2018
Will plans to halve child obesity hurt low-income families?
The rise in fast food outlets has been partly blamed for Britain's obesity epidemic
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Will plans to halve child obesity hurt low-income families?

Radical new measures unveiled by health secretary as British youngsters overtake US school kids on fat scale
25 Jun 2018
Alfie Evans funeral: how the fight for his life unfolded
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Alfie Evans funeral: how the fight for his life unfolded

Mourners expected to line the streets of Liverpool after toddler’s death
14 May 2018
Naughty children ‘more likely to be left-wing adults’
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron reads a book to Lucy Howarth, 6, (L), and Will Spibey, 5, during a visit to Sacred Heart RC primary school in Westhoughton near Bolton on April 8, 2015.
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Naughty children ‘more likely to be left-wing adults’

New study finds children who showed higher levels of conduct problems were more likely to be economically left-leaning
26 Mar 2018
Paternity pay in the dock
A growing number of fathers are taking paid paternity leave
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Paternity pay in the dock

Employment tribunal to rule whether firms must pay new fathers and mothers equally
21 Dec 2017
BBC Children in Need: when to watch and how to donate
Graham Norton is joined by a host of celebrity presenters
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BBC Children in Need: when to watch and how to donate

UK's biggest charity event looking to raise a record £60m on Friday
14 Nov 2017
Everything you need to know about tax-free childcare
PFUNGSTADT, GERMANY - JULY 11:Kindergarten worker Marita Feigenspan explains to young children the human organs with a model in a Kindergarten (Kita) on July 11, 2013 in Pfungstadt, Germany.
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Everything you need to know about tax-free childcare

Find out if you are eligible and how much you can claim
5 Sep 2017