Fair Play for Children News — Health Wellbeing and Education

Jan Cosgrove
71 min readMay 17, 2023

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

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

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20th July 2023

‘Spending Money on Education is Investing in Humanity’ — World — ReliefWeb

UNICEF-WHO low birthweight estimates: levels and trends 2000–2020

Malnutrition: ‘One million Nigerian children dying before age 5’ — Vanguard News

Situation Report #4 on the situation in Jenin, West Bank — UNRWA

15th July 2023

Malnutrition, scurvy and rickets — the shameful truth about child health in 2023

Surge in children needing care in wake of pandemic as councils drastically overspend budgets to cope

Climate change could leave children worse off than parents — Sir Michael Marmot

Supporting Families and State Agency Officials in Children’s Policymaking



12th July 2023


6th July 2023

The early childhood approach for children younger than 9

2nd July 2023

Greenberg’s universal pre-K plan prioritizes early childhood education for Louisville kids

Soliris recommended for approval in the EU by CHMP for children and adolescents with refractory generalised myasthenia gravis (gMG)

Child protection laws and flaws

WHO Flags 7 India-Made Syrups During Probe On Contaminated Medicines

27th June 2023

Government proposals for children’s social care reform — House of Commons Library

Call for 20mph limit on all roads near schools: ‘Why do we wait until a child is killed to act?’

23rd June 2023

UNESCO urges Tinubu to engage genuine education stakeholders in tackling child labour

Migrants and Venezuelan children and teens form Venezuela access an inclusive education in Peru

Childcare costs have gone up by 220% in the US since 1990, new report finds

Youngsters reduced to ‘numbers on spreadsheet’, says childcare leader | The Independent

Borders couple’s concerns over Paediatric surgery “postcode lottery”

16th June 2023

14th June 2023

9th June 2023

More help with childcare costs for families on Universal Credit | The Independent

2nd June 2023

30th May 2023

Implementation of Children’s social care strategy unambitious and slow, says Lord’s Committee

26th May 2023

Eight out of 10 adults support ban on advertising junk food to children

Mental health hospitals are ‘making children worse’, leading charity warns

Paediatric emergency trolley 1: equipment to support airway and breathing

UK First to Offer Access to Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Children with Type 2 Diabetes

Children and Young People Across the UK are Helping to Save the NHS Millions

What Is a Glass Child? Hidden Struggles of Having a Disabled Sibling

Child Welfare Workers Can’t Learn from History if It Isn’t Taught

23rd May 2023

20th May 2023

19th May 2023

17th May 2023

‘The pace of recovery of paediatric services has not kept up with the level of adult elective care,’ NHS admits in leaked documents — see below

Children’s surgery waiting lists hits record high as NHS fails to tackle spiralling backlog



Jan Cosgrove

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