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Definition of ‘bullying’ changed after campaign

All major dictionary companies have agreed to change their definition of ‘bully’, following a youth-led campaign supported by The Diana Award, whi...
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Support for special guardians lacking, according to ombudsman

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has analysed national complaints data and found issues around financial assistance and information prov...
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Child sexual abuse imagery up by a third

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has released new data that shows a 37% increase in child sexual abuse URLs. The number of confirmed child sexual a...
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Strategy launched to combat decline of children’s wellbeing

The charity Youth Sport Trust has launched a four-year strategy aimed at stopping the decline in children’s physical, mental and social wellbeing, u...
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MPs to assess success of SEND reforms

A group of MPs is to investigate whether government reforms of the system of support for children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND)...
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Facebook is top site for online grooming

The NSPCC has analysed the details of criminal offences recorded by the police in the nine months since it became a criminal offence to have sexual co...
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Northern children ‘too often left behind’

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the issues and experiences of children growing up in the North of England ...
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More than 1,300 cases of sexual communication with a child recorded in six months

The NSPCC has revealed that more than 1,300 cases of sexual communication with a child have been recorded in the six months following the introduction...
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Children’s Mental Health Week all about #BeingOurselves

It’s Children’s Mental Health week on 5–11 February 2018 and this year it is encouraging children, young people and adults to celebrate their un...