Fair Play for Children News — Health Wellbeing and Education

Jan Cosgrove
72 min readSep 24, 2023

includes Early Years and Child-Care, Disability issues and Child Protection

Fair Play for Children website: http://www.fairplay31.online/index.htm

Most recent edition to 21st September 2023

18th November 2023

Nearly two dozen toddlers sickened by lead linked to contaminated apple sauce


14th November 2023

The reform of level 3 qualifications in England — The House of Commons Library

Nursery Free Child Care Hours: Many Won’t Extend to Under 3s — Bloomberg

7th November 2023

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1st November 2023

Nursery places and wraparound childcare plans announced — The Independent

28th October 2023

Children waiting years for autism and cerebral palsy treatment as NHS chiefs slam …

‘Early action is vital’ to protect mental health of babies and young children | The Independent

New EU framework aims to improve children & youth financial literacy

East London borough has worst child obesity rate in UK — see where your borough ranks

24th October 2023

School meals can be ‘the catalysts for change’

Gov. Pritzker Announces Proposal to Create Unified Early Childhood State Agency

How to complain about children’s services in England — The House of Commons Library

Education Committee publishes Government response to landmark childcare report

Ministers vow to protect children with action on disposable vapes | The Independent

LGA on National Child Measurement Programme statistics | Local Government Association

UK Gov Unveils Plan for Smokefree Generation | Mirage News

18th October 2023

Allowing children in hospital to play ‘could reduce mental health problems’ | The Independent

Children 5 and younger may be particularly vulnerable to flu and should be vaccinated: CDC study

Addressing women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in conflict settings in the Middle …

UN expert calls for robust child protection structures to stem unregulated and unskilled voluntourism | OHCHR

12th October 2023

Restorative justice is best way to discipline in schools — Pamela Oliver

Child Well-Being Doesn’t Require Family Policing

Streeting: Children in Britain should be part of healthiest generation ever | The Independent

Child care programs just lost thousands of federal dollars. Families and providers scramble to cope

4th October 2023

Nigeria has only 84 paediatric dentists to its over 200m population — Dentists

Managing paediatric patients before hospital and community services assessment

Education Committee welcomes Government’s response to Careers Education report

New childcare entitlements have little to offer the poorest families | Institute for Fiscal Studies

Children’s charity to close after 81 years citing ‘pernicious economic context’

UK Accelerates Child Social Care Reform, Boosts Support for Care Leavers | Mirage News

UK Child Care Subsidies Offer No Relief for Poorest Families — Bloomberg.com

Study finds free childcare reform has ‘little benefit’ to poorer families | The Independent

24th September 2023

Budget constraints in UK schools: Everything you may need to know

How UK schools are ensuring student wellbeing and security

What the world’s happiest children tell us about where the UK is going wrong

Burden of paediatric hospitalisations to the health care system, child and family — The Lancet

Report Spotlights Overlooked Health Needs of Disabled Children — Mirage News

Pupils ‘prefer portacabins to classrooms’, education secretary claims — The Independent



Jan Cosgrove

National Secretary of Fair Play for Children, Also runs Bognor Regis Herald online. Plus runs British Music Radio online