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A record number of children have sought help from Childline over suicidal thoughts. NSPCC help and advice service provided 62 counselling sessions each day last year for children tormented by thoughts of ending their own lives. Children as young as 10 were reaching out for help after contemplating suicide, the…
The scale of modern slavery in the UK is much greater than previously thought, a watchdog has warned. Kevin Hyland, the independent anti-slavery commissioner, described an official estimate suggesting there are up to 13,000 potential victims as "far too modest". Instead, he put the true number in the "tens of…
Social workers in Northumberland have placed a troubled teenage boy in a specialist residential school in Scotland after struggling to find a suitable unit in England. An English High Court judge has approved the move but has told council bosses that judges in Scotland should also give their backing. Details…
A children's charity has said Scotland's care system must "evolve" in a new report one year on from the announcement of an independent review into the sector. Action for Children has urged the review group to consider four key demands raised by those being looked after in a report based…
End Youth Homelessness has released new survey findings to coincide with World Homeless Day on the 10th October. It is highlighting the importance of supporting local youth homelessness charities and giving young people the dedicated support they need to tackle the problems that made them homeless in the first place,…
Insults about mental health issues are becoming more commonplace, with words like "retard", "weirdo" and "psycho" heard in everyday language, a report claims. It suggests that more than four in five (81%) young people say they have heard harmful language and negative stereotypes used about people experiencing mental health difficulties.…
NHS treatment for children with mental health problems is shockingly poor, the Children's Commissioner for England has said. In a new report to MPs, Anne Longfield said she was "very concerned that children's inability to access mental health support" was leading to a whole range of extra problems, "from school…
The number of lone asylum-seeking children in the care of councils in England has more than doubled in three years. Official statistics show local authorities were looking after 4,560 unaccompanied minors at the end of March 2017. The figure was up by 6% year-on-year and 121% on 2014, when it…
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