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Parents feeling blamed for their child’s mental health difficulties has been cited as a common reason for them not seeking support, according to new research from the University of Reading. Feelings that others are dismissive or blame parents commonly cited as reasons for not accessing help for children and young…
Parents can pre-register on Wednesday for the Government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme, which launches at the end of next month. The initiative will begin on April 28 for parents of children aged under two, and will then be rolled out over 2017 in a move ministers say will cut childcare costs…
A third of bereaved people claim the quality of end of life care their loved one received jeopardised their happy memories of that person, a new poll has found. Charity Marie Curie said it was sad to see so many memories were "tainted" by poor care. Its poll of 1,155…
Parents who try to turn their children against an ex-partner or spouse following a break-up should be punished in the courts, ministers have been told. Simon Danczuk urged the Government to recognise parental alienation as a form of emotional abuse as he suggested he had been a victim of such…
No families have been excluded from the review into adverse events at a maternity unit where some babies died, a health watchdog has said. The Scottish Government ordered Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) to carry out the review last year after two families whose babies died during childbirth at Ayrshire Maternity…
Major changes to support for bereaved parents have been voted through by the Government. Changes to Bereavement Support Payment were supported by MPs 292 votes to 236, majority 56. The new scheme will replace a suite of bereavement benefits and provide bereaved parents with an initial lump sum and up…
Family conflicts are affecting the mental health of three quarters of parents and almost a third of youngsters, new research has found. Now a charity is calling for more mediation services to be made available across the country, with help also to be made available before families reach breaking point.…
Britain is facing a "secret scandal" over failings in the care of the country's 2.5 million children of alcoholic parents, a group of MPs and peers have warned. The all-parliamentary group, supported by the Archbishop of Canterbury, said their research uncovered a "shocking picture of support for children of alcoholics",…
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