New Bill will ‘strengthen children’s rights’ in family law court cases

A new Bill to strengthen children's rights is to be brought to Holyrood, the Scottish Government has announced today. JThe Children (Scotland) Bill was revealed just hours before the First Minister unveils her Programme for Government, which is expected to include 14 new pieces of legislation. According to the government, the new legislation will aim … Continue reading New Bill will ‘strengthen children’s rights’ in family law court cases

Local children invited to nature-inspired party to celebrate completion of inclusive playground at Greenwich Park

Space for children of all abilities to discover, explore and have fun together. The Royal Parks charity invited local children from around Greenwich Park to attend a launch event on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of a new inclusive playground in the park. The charity’s Chief Executive, Andrew Scattergood, opened the bespoke £350,000 maritime-themed playground … Continue reading Local children invited to nature-inspired party to celebrate completion of inclusive playground at Greenwich Park

Schoolchildren helped redesign a city to cut air pollution and climate warming

Air pollution has a particularly damaging effect on children. They’re still growing and breathe faster than adults do. They also live closer to the ground, where the most polluting gases from vehicles accumulate. Pollution from traffic has been linked to problems with brain development, stunted growth, respiratory conditions, cancers and 300,000 child deaths worldwide. Children … Continue reading Schoolchildren helped redesign a city to cut air pollution and climate warming

Early years funding crisis in England affecting the poorest children

In England, new research reveals how the poorest children are being negatively affected by an early years funding shortfall. The study found almost one in five childcare providers (17%) in the most deprived areas of England anticipate closure in the next twelve months – over twice as many as those in the most affluent (8%). … Continue reading Early years funding crisis in England affecting the poorest children