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Young people with mental ill health struggling in lockdown

14/07/2020

Eighty per cent of children and young people with mental health problems have said that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse.

The second survey by children and young people’s mental health charity YoungMinds found that 41% of young people with mental health problems said it had made their mental health “much worse”, up [...]

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Campaign urges everyone to be aware of signs of child abuse

13/07/2020

Professionals including postal workers, delivery drivers and plumbers are being urged to look out for signs of child abuse when visiting people’s homes in an awareness campaign launched by The Children’s Society and National Police Chiefs Council.

Neighbours and professionals are being urged to look out for signs a child may be being abused at home [...]

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Government provides grant for care leavers at risk of homelessness

13/07/2020

Funding has been allocated by the government to 21 local authorities to support care leavers at risk of homelessness or rough sleeping.

A total of £723,114.33 grant funding has been allocated to local authorities who had the highest number of care leavers who were homeless or of no fixed abode, in either emergency or Bed and [...]

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