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Heart surgery Wales: Calls for child operations to resume

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 07:10
Children have had to travel across the border for heart surgery since 1998.

Online Safety Bill: Harmful and illegal content could evade new laws, MPs warn

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 03:14
The sharing of child abuse images and deepfake pornography need to be addressed further, MPs warn.

Sex trafficking: Children groomed in Romania sent to UK

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 01:02
BBC correspondent Jean Mackenzie finds children as young as 10 are being groomed in Romania, to be trafficked to the UK.

Freebirth: 'Giving birth without medical help felt safer'

Sun, 01/23/2022 - 08:49
Jocelyn says she chose to freebirth because she does not have faith in NHS maternity services.

Stop caging people with autism and learning disabilities, says Robert Buckland

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 18:42
Ex-minister Robert Buckland urges the government to end detention in hospitals for long periods.

Cambridge: Artificial pancreas hailed success for diabetic children

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 13:30
An app learns how much insulin a child needs so parents do not need to monitor children constantly.

NI teachers' pay rise at risk without more funding

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 09:14
Measures to tackle educational underachievement are also at risk if schools do not get more money.

Flexible school starting age a step closer in NI

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 08:56
Children born between 1 April and 1 July could start pre-school and school a year later.

Covid in schools: Inquiry launched to find 100,000 pupils absent in England

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:14
England's children's commissioner says she will "go out and find" those not on school rolls.

Covid: 'It's as cold in the school as it is outside'

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 07:03
How one school has adapted to the pandemic 100 years after the Spanish Flu saw similar measures.

Dairylea cheese ad banned for showing girl eating upside down

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 03:01
Fourteen people complained about the advert, including one viewer who said a toddler had copied it.

LGBT military ban: Veterans to share impact of rules in review, 20 years on

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 02:14
Campaigners hope the outcome of review into the pre-2000 ban will entitle them to compensation.

Covid: Poor ventilation forces Carmarthenshire pupils out in the rain

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 23:50
"When it's pouring down with rain and it's really windy, it's hard because I just feel really cold."

Universities pledge to stop silencing sex-assault victims

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 17:19
Six universities sign a ministerial pledge to stop using non-disclosure orders to silence complaints.

Sacked 'loud' Exeter University lecturer awarded £100k

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 12:35
The Exeter University lecturer told a tribunal her "naturally loud" voice led to her dismissal.

'My autistic sister doesn't need a foster family'

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 07:09
Hundreds of Scots with learning disabilities have to live far away from their families, a charity says.

Energy price rises could worsen child poverty, charity warns

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 02:10
A leading charity says soaring energy costs could plunge more families into "very deep poverty".

Self-harm guidance to include advice for schools and prisons

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 01:56
It's not just mental health professionals who have to spot self-harm, updated health guidance says.

Cate Blanchett: I dressed up as my daughter's teacher in lockdown

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 01:23
The actress discusses her new film Nightmare Alley and the unlikely role she took on during lockdown.

What can we do to get more women into coding?

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 01:08
How visual, auditory and kinesthetic tools used to teach kids coding should be adapted for adults.