Fair Play for Children News — Health Wellbeing and Education

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December 2022

‘It was like a prison’: Autistic boy kept in hospital for month after mum asked for help with care

‘All my children are sick’: Shocking photos reveal scale of mould epidemic in UK homes

Independent review of Children’s social care

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cdp-2022-0211/

Mourning parents’ childcare petition to be debated in Parliament

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/parliament-government-kent-bbc-news-department-for-education-b2223595.html

Mental Health Act Reform — Children and Young People

https://post.parliament.uk/research-briefings/post-pn-0685/

Joint Committee investigates impact of draft Mental Health Bill on children and young people, and people with learning disabilities or autism

https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/605/joint-committee-on-the-draft-mental-health-bill/news/174225/joint-committee-investigates-impact-of-draft-mental-health-bill-on-children-and-young-people-and-people-with-learning-disabilities-or-autism/

Covid-19 Vaccine Protection among Children and Adolescents in Qatar

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2210058

COVID-19-associated coagulopathy in children: A multicenter observational cohort study

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pbc.30079

Children and young people’s perspectives on and experiences of COVID‐19 in global contexts

Will the Department for Education’s spend on evidence-gathering translate into better child social care?

https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/127/public-accounts-committee/news/174591/child-social-care-department-for-educations-spending-on-what-works-best-for-children-in-care-a-good-move-but-still-needs-to-deliver-better-outcomes/

Report urges DfE to ‘secure better outcomes’ in child social care

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/dfe-meg-hillier-government-england-national-audit-office-b2231002.html

November 2022

Children’s health inequalities branded ‘national problem for Scotland’

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/scotland-childrens-health-inequalities-branded-national-problem-scotland

Experts warn of major impact on children’s health without proper nutrition at school

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/children-health-school-meals-nutrition-b2205918.html

Early deprivation alters structural brain development from middle childhood to adolescence

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abn4316

First UK-licensed melatonin for children with insomnia and ADHD

https://www.europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com/news/175516/first-uk-licensed-melatonin-for-children-with-insomnia-and-adhd/

Mental health partnership boosting young people in Harrow

https://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/articles/mental-health-partnership-boosting-young-people-harrow

Conflicting FG, UNESCO reports on out-of-school children

https://www.blueprint.ng/conflicting-fg-unesco-reports-on-out-of-school-children/

October 2022

Education, Early Years and Childcare

See Stories re Health and Wellbeing below

Schools Are Outdated. It’s Time For Reform

Low-Income Parents May Have to Pay to Work Due to ‘Spiraling’ Childcare Costs

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-21/childcare-costs-outstripping-potential-earnings-for-thousands-think-tank

‘Childcare will be completely reimagined if we win power’, vows Labour’s shadow education secretary

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/labour-party-conference-childcare-reforms-bridget-phillipson-b1027305.html

Scotland — Government report identifies ‘serious’ gaps in rural childcare

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/education/4793206/rural-childcare-report-highlights-issues-across-scotland/

UNESCO faults FG on out of school children

https://hallmarknews.com/unesco-faults-fg-on-out-of-school-children/

The US Has No Early Childhood Infrastructure. Libraries Are Picking Up the Slack

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-12/the-public-library-fills-child-care-gap-for-babies-and-toddlers?srnd=premium-europe

98m children still out of school in Sub-Sahara Africa — UNESCO

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/09/98m-children-still-out-of-school-in-sub-sahara-africa-unesco/

Childcare use for families of 0–4 year-olds, 5–11 year olds and 12–14 year-olds, awareness and use of free entitlements, and perceptions of the rising cost of living

https://www.ipsos.com/en-uk/childcare-use-families-0-4-year-olds-5-11-year-olds-and-12-14-year-olds-awareness-and-use-free

Area ranks above national average for two-year-olds benefiting from free childcare

https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/area-ranks-above-national-average-for-two-year-olds-benefiting-from-free-childcare/

Character Education Framework

https://www.jubileecentre.ac.uk/userfiles/jubileecentre/pdf/character-education/Framework%20for%20Character%20Education.pdf

Health Wellbeing and Welfare

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