Goodwill for children’s minister?

June 14, 2017 2 comments

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Yorkshire MP Robert Goodwill is likely to be appointed Children’s Minister in the ongoing cabinet reshuffle, Children & Young People Now has reported. The former MEP and government whip has been the Conservative Member of Parliament for Scarborough and Whitby since 2005. Her currently serves as the Minister of State for Skills but according to…

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Prime Minister appoints new Lord Chancellor

June 12, 2017 0 comments

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Tory MP David Lidington has been appointed Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. The 60 year-old has been the Member of Parliament for Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire since 1992. His appointment comes as Prime Minister Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet following the loss of her majority in last week’s General Election. David Lidington said…

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Labour and Lib Dems commit to children’s rights

June 8, 2017 2 comments

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Both the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats have promised to introduce children’s rights if they are voted into power in today’s general election. The two parties have pledged to base their new domestic laws on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. While the Lib Dems first made this commitment at…

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Young people ‘must be involved in Brexit’

June 2, 2017 3 comments

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Young people must be involved in Brexit negotiations a charity has claimed. The British Youth Council says that as younger people will be most affected by the economic consequences of leaving the European Union, they deserve to have their views heard. In a manifesto published ahead of next week’s General Election, the youth charity insists:…

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Unregistered providers should deliver free childcare says UKIP

May 31, 2017 1 comment

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Unregistered nurseries and other organisations should be allowed to deliver government-funded free childcare hours, UKIP has claimed. From September the parents of children under the age of five will become entitled to 30 hours of free childcare per week. But the scheme has been mired in controversy amidst claims that it is both underfunded and…

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Closure risk for children’s mental health services

May 24, 2017 1 comment

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Many NHS mental health facilities for children are facing the prospect of downsizing or closure. In a recently published survey of more than 3,000 mental health workers such as counsellors, psychoanalysts and therapists, 33 per cent claimed their service faced an uncertain future. In the same poll a staggering 84 per cent said that the…

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Thousands of under-fives affected by domestic abuse

May 17, 2017 1 comment

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The number of small children who are affected by domestic abuse has risen sharply according to one charity. Children’s group Buttle UK has claimed that they received 9,909 referrals about youngsters affected by abuse last year, which represents an increase of more than 33 per cent from 2015. Shockingly, as many as 3,384 of these…

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