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The UK's housing crisis will be "felt across a generation" as the latest figures reveal the scale of children living in homelessness, a charity has warned.Shelter urged the public to support its Christmas appeal which aims to provide families with "the vital helpline advice and services they need in order…
Care for autistic children is "not good enough", ministers have said, as they launched a review into the Government's autism strategy.Care Minister Caroline Dinenage (pictured) said that many autistic children are "falling through the cracks".The Government's autism strategy was last revised in 2015 and only covers adults in England.Ministers have…
A total of 221 young Scots have been waiting more than a year for specialist help with mental health problems, new figures have shown.NHS statistics also disclosed there were 197 cases where children with such conditions were treated on adult wards in 2017-18.In 255 cases, patients were admitted to specialist…
Two fifths of health visitors fear that they are "so stretched" that avoidable tragedies involving children could occur, a new poll suggests.A new poll of 1,200 health visitors in England found that 43% were concerned tragedies could occur because a vulnerable child would not be identified until it was too…
A new app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help deaf children and their parents learn to read together has launched in the UK.Chinese technology giant Huawei has created the StorySign app, which uses the firm's own AI and a smartphone's camera to recognise words on a page and translate…
A woman who three years ago left her home in Wales when four months pregnant and travelled to Ireland after social workers raised safety concerns has had her son taken from her care.Staff at the Child and Family Agency in Ireland had also become concerned about the boy's safety after…
Lawyers for the father of toddler Poppi Worthington, who was sexually abused shortly before she died, have claimed a coroner "overstepped the mark" at the inquest when he recorded the reasons for her death.Former supermarket worker Paul Worthington, 50, believed to have been granted Legal Aid, took his case to…
Three missing people have been reunited with their families in time for Christmas after their faces were displayed on posters on the backpacks of Deliveroo riders.Five hundred of the food delivery app's riders will sport mobile billboards in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol from Monday as part of a campaign…
A campaigner has raised concerns after open justice rules were broken when council social services bosses tried to have a man jailed for contempt of court.Former Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming (pictured) says the case, which was heard in the Family Division of the High Court in London on Wednesday,…
Council bosses are to pay for a deep clean of a couple's home after concerns were raised about the conditions a toddler was living in.The child lives with relatives, and social workers had considered asking a family court judge to place the youngster for adoption.But social services bosses have drawn…
Thousands of vulnerable young people will be homeless or at risk of homelessness in the weeks leading up to Christmas, a charity has said.Centrepoint said 18,000 young people aged 16-25 in the UK are currently or under threat of sleeping rough, and warned that homelessness is not always visible.The charity…
A children's home worker has been found guilty of 19 sexual offences against boys.Bruce McLean (pictured) was convicted by majority verdicts at Chester Crown Court on 19 counts of indecent assault against four victims, a spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said.The jury failed to reach verdicts on a further…
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