First austerity and now the pandemic: the Tories have devastated disabled children’s services

Support us and go ad-free The Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) has launched a campaign calling on chancellor Rishi Sunak to properly fund disabled children’s social care in the wake of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Maureen Muteesa has shared an open letter in collaboration with DCP detailing her son’s experience of the pandemic. Muteesa claims that …
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After 140 Years, Native Youth Lead Return of 10 Children’s Remains from Carlisle Indian School in PA

The remains of nine Indigenous children were buried by the Rosebud Sioux in South Dakota after being transferred back from the former Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, where the children were forcibly sent over 140 years ago. Carlisle was the first government boarding school off reservation land, and it set the standard for other schools …
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Shocking Video Shows Officer Tasering Teenage Refugee from Honduras at Children’s Shelter in Texas

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. The Biden administration has vowed to take a compassionate approach to migrants and asylum seekers who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border after fleeing violence, poverty and persecution. But Vice President …
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“Harm Is Still Being Done”: 36 Years After MOVE Bombing, Misuse of Children’s Remains Reopens Wounds

This week marks the 36th anniversary of the day the city of Philadelphia bombed its own citizens. On May 13, 1985, police surrounded the home of MOVE, a radical Black liberation organization that was defying orders to vacate. Police flooded the home with water, filled the house with tear gas, and blasted the house with …
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Children’s Laureate warns of ‘vast inequality’ in primary school libraries

Children’s laureate Cressida Cowell has warned of “vast inequality” in the provision of primary school libraries, and said the gap in educational achievement and opportunity “remains stark, worrying and urgent” as she called for Boris Johnson to ring-fence a yearly investment of £100m. Reading The author, known for books including the How To Train Your …
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Children’s charity under pressure for accepting JCB’s ‘dirty money’

Campaigners are calling on the the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) to stop accepting money from British construction company JCB. JCB manufactures bulldozers used by the Israeli army to demolish Palestinian homes. The company is currently being investigated by a UK government body over whether it’s in breach of human …
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A BBC report completely disrespected Children’s Mental Health Week

The BBC has shown contempt for Children’s Mental Health Week. Because during one of its flagship news programmes, it repeated a piece of Tory propaganda. It did so without question – giving viewers the impression the government is spending £2bn on young people’s mental health. This seems completely untrue. The BBC: ‘look what the government …
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‘There will be irreparable loss’: government urged to take action to save children’s futures

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is likely to have a huge long-term impact on children’s lives, leading to calls for the government to step up support. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has estimated that the education lost due to the virus could cost today’s children £40,000 in lifetime earnings. This comes after repeated concerns disadvantaged children are …
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How saving, not slaying, the world’s giants could secure our children’s futures

If 2020 has taught people anything, it’s that our relationship with the rest of the natural world needs to change. We’ve faced a devastating pandemic, most likely thanks to our trading in wildlife. Communities and landscapes have been upended by disastrous fires, floods, droughts, and extreme weather events – environmental occurences that experts are increasingly …
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Guidance: Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust: cervical screening programme

Executive summary of the quality assurance (QA) visit to Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust cervical screening programme on 2 March 2017. Source link