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A sick 15-year-old boy has been robbed of much of his childhood as a result of his parents exaggerating his symptoms, a High Court judge has said. The teenager's mother had made him think he was dying, said Mr Justice Hayden. Her "bullying and bombastic" behaviour led to medics treating…
Robert Gordon University (RGU) is set to host a regional child protection event, in partnership with the Child Protection Committees of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. The event – titled ‘Disability and Child Protection’ – will take place on Wednesday 7 June. It will be designed to offer learning opportunities to…
Leading psychiatrists have advised parents not to hide the news of the Manchester terror attack from their children. The Royal College of Psychiatrists said it is best to be honest with youngsters about the incident. Parents should take into consideration the "age and sensitivity" of their child and let them…
The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the extraordinary work of "dedicated and inspirational" staff and volunteers at children's hospices across the UK. To mark the beginning of Children's Hospice Week, Kate has released a personal video message to show her support. A patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), in…
There’s a common myth that does the rounds in the run-up to all elections. We’ve all heard it: the belief that the work of local authorities grinds to a halt in a bid to remain independent and unbiased so that we don’t fall foul of the Purdah Police! “You must…
A former Liberal Democrat MP has raised concern after a High Court judge barred journalists from identifying a woman who has been remanded in custody as a result of social workers raising safety concerns about her three-year-old daughter. Mrs Justice Parker, who is based in the Family Division of the…
Social workers are set to Skype two brothers at the centre of family court litigation after being taken to Iraq. A judge says he wants to hear what the boys, who are 14 and 11, have to say about the dispute between their parents. Mr Justice Holman has told staff…
Cardiff University and the Welsh Government have joined forces to launch an online hub to share information and resources focusing on children in care and their education. ExChange: Care & Education is a bilingual, free to access online hub which will focus on care experienced children and young people and…
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