15/04/20 – Useful Links

Interesting links, articles, news and blog posts sent out to members on 15/04/20

News:  Coronavirus: Further delays to children’s food vouchers – BBC News Online
14 April 2020, Judith Burns.  Many families of children eligible for free school meals are having to wait up to a week for supermarket vouchers, despite an upgrade to the website responsible for delivering them: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-52283067

News: Parliament Will Return On April 21, Government Confirms – Huffington Post
12 April 2020, Arj Singh.  The Commons may sit virtually to allow MPs to hold ministers to account over coronavirus, a spokesperson for Jacob Rees-Mogg said:
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/coronavirus-parliament-april-return-mps_uk

News: Call for schools to open in the summer after lockdown – The Guardian Online
11 April 2020.  Children’s commissioner says schools will play an important role, but teachers and parents may oppose loss of six-week break: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/11/call-for-schools-to-open-in-the-summer-after-lockdown

Blog:  Schools and other educational settings COVID-19 FAQs – Department for Education
9 April 2020.  Answers to frequently asked questions about schools and other educational settings during the Covid-19 outbreak:
https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2020/04/09/schools-and-other-educational-settings-covid-19-faqs/

News:  Coronavirus: ‘Worryingly low number’ of at-risk children in school – BBC News Online
9 April 2020, Katie Razzall.  “A worryingly low number” of vulnerable children allocated a school place to keep them safe during the coronavirus crisis are actually turning up, officials have told BBC Newsnight:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52228772

Research Abstract: Impact of a health marketing campaign on sugars intake by children aged 5-11 years and parental views on reducing children’s consumption – NCBI Online
30 March 2020, J Bradley, G Gardner, MK Rowland, M Fay, K Mann, R Holmes, E Foster, C Exley, A Don Bosco, O Hugueniot & P Moynihan.  The aim of this study was to determine whether the campaign was effective in altering dietary behaviour, by assessing any impact of the campaign on sugars intake among children aged 5-11 years. Parental perceptions of the campaign and barriers to reducing sugars intake were also explored:
Impact of a health marketing campaign on sugars intake by children aged 5-11 years and parental views on reducing children’s consumption.

Open Consultation: Unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers – Department for Education
8 April 2020.  Views sought on the proposed reforms for independent and semi-independent accommodation for children’s social care:
Unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers

News: Obesity alert for kids glued to video games – Metro News Online
6 April 2020, Laura Sharman.  CHILDREN who play lots of video games are at greater risk of being fatter, research suggests. Scientists studied the health and behaviour of more than 16,000 UK youngsters first at the age of five, then at seven and 14:
Obesity alert for kids glued to video games

News:  Coronavirus: ‘I was asked for £430 a month for my shut nursery’ – BBC News Online
7 April 2020, Daniel Thomas.  When Farrah Sharif, 30, was told she would have to continue paying 80% of her two-year-old son’s nursery fees to hold his place in the coming months, she was confused:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52184444

News:  Coronavirus: Scientists question school closures impact – BBC News Online
7 April 2020, Michelle Roberts.  Countries like the UK that have closed schools to help stop the spread of coronavirus should ask hard questions about whether this is now the right policy, says one team of scientists:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52180783

Guidance: What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity – Public Health England
31 March 2020.  A report that summarises evidence of what works in schools and colleges to promote levels of activity among children and young people:
What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity

News: Coronavirus: just letting children play will help them, and their parents, cope – Yahoo News Online
30 March 2020, Tim Gill.  The evidence shows that, at this uncertain time, supporting children’s play should be a vital part of the picture – for their own mental health and for the wellbeing of the entire family:
Coronavirus: just letting children play will help them, and their parents, cope

News:  Coronavirus: Free school meals children to get food vouchers – BBC News Online
31 March 2020.  Families with children eligible for free school meals in England will be able to claim weekly shopping vouchers while schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, say ministers:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52098076

Research & Analysis: Hospital tooth extractions of 0 to 19 year olds – Public Health England
30 March 2020. Episodes of children being admitted to hospital for tooth extractions from 2011 to 2019:
Hospital tooth extractions of 0 to 19 year olds

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing – Public Health England
30 March 2020.  Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:
COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

News: Children more likely to become gamblers due to high volume of betting ads – The Guardian Online
27 March 2020, Rob Davies.  Report prompts concerns about increased exposure of aged 11-24 during coronavirus lockdown:
Gambling / Children more likely to become addicts due to high volume of betting ads

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