LABOUR APPOINTS A SHADOW SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CHILD POVERTY By Helen Clark: Lead Author In 2014, the newly formed
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK May 10th – 16th 2021 The theme for this year’s National Mental Health Awareness Week
Celebrities in Education? Paved with the best intentions, schools have increasingly used celebrities to engage pupils and remain relevant, to
07/05/21 – APPG Member Patrick Myers writes: Reducing Parental Conflict Reports The Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) programme aims to help
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Speakers: Carolyn Pallister, Slimming World; James Toop, BiteBack2030; Dr Max Davie, RCPCH; Ashley McDougall, National Audit Office
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Andrea Leadsom MP was charged by Boris Johnson to devise a plan to ensure that every child is afforded the
In a debate on Friday 19/03/21 on the Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill, Baroness (Frances) D’Souza made a
Head of the Royal College of Nursing, Dame Donna Kinnair has called for every school to have a permanent school
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Helen Clark, the APPG’s Lead Author has praised APPG members for making their voices heard in the run-up to publication
10 March 2021 Government Ministers have held a first meeting of the new ‘Mental Health Action Group’ as children return
On February 8, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood convened an open meeting to encourage campaigning
We are delighted to see Play Therapy UK and its founder Monika Jephcott featured in the latest issue of Nursery
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In September 2020, Rackets Cubed began a year-long educational and physical activity intervention project for selected pupils from seven primary
Open Meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood An open meeting was called by the
Dr Lisa Cameron supports ‘Action for Children’s’ call on the government to prioritise children’s mental health when COVID-19 recovery planning
Place2Be launched Children’s Mental Health week in 2015 and continues to promote it each year. For Children’s Mental Health Week
A child is unlikely to be severely impaired physically by Covid, but its effect on their mental health is potentially
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The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has published her fourth annual report on the state of children’s mental health
Hopes raised Even before the pandemic, there was overwhelming evidence of a significant and growing decline in the mental health
Yesterday, 14/01/21. Sport England published the latest official statistics from the Active Lives Children and Young People’s Survey. This publication is split
Dr Lisa Cameron, MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow has been interviewed by Nursery Management Today Magazine about her
Parliament resumed yesterday for Statements from the Prime Minister and also the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson. Dr
The Child Mental Health Charter Campaign has received a response (link below) from the Welsh Government to an enquiry about any
Quotable quotes on the effect of the pandemic on children’s mental health ‘The Covid-29 crisis poses the greatest threat to
Barely 48 hours after the dawn of 2021, mental health services are again outcasts from the optimistic future envisioned by
Helen Clark: Lead Author for the APPG on A Fit and Healthy Childhood As we approach the end of the
The Children’s Commissioner has become concerned at the level of fear being picked up from children. Both safety when out
A big ‘thank you’ to Catherine West (Labour MP for Hornsey and Wood Green) for putting mental health services on
Professor Catharine Creswell of the University of Oxford’s Co-Space Project, addressed the APPG in November 2020. Her powerpoint presentation can
HEADLINE PRIORITY IN COMPREHENSIVE SPENDING REVIEW PLANS Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is set to announce a new £500
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Sexual Psychology … #BoysToo Today’s focus on sexual equality, consent, everyday sexism, the MeToo movement and girls’ rights can leave
Dr Jackie Musgrave, Programme Lead of Early Childhood at the Open University, has told us about this new free online
The Local Government Association’s new report A child-centred recovery outlines local government’s ambitions for a child-centred recovery, drawing together every aspect of
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https://www.bmj.com/content/371/bmj.m3942 One of six research projects to receive a share out of £495,000 out of £2m government funding looking at