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Understanding Perthes disease

The disease pattern is still not fully understood; but, very broadly, there seem to be environmental rather than genetic factors involved. It mainly affects boys (around 80% of cases). Worldwide,...

School counselling: The evidence for what works

In 2016, a team led by the University of Roehampton, with the National Children's Bureau, the universities of Manchester and Sheffield, the London School of Economics, Metanoia Institute (London), and...

Writing and nursing: An unlikely Nightingale

‘Today made sense. I might have something to offer nursing, after all.’ .

Know the symptoms: diagnosing a brain tumour early is key

‘…brain tumours are, in fact, the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 in the UK. Around 500 children and young people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour each year, and,...

Internet safety: Teaching children to keep themselves safe

…the overriding message [is] that it is never too young to start talking about online safety.’ .

Socialisation, masculinity and adolescence

O'Neil (2008) considered gender role conflict as problems that result from adherence to ‘rigid, sexist, or restrictive gender roles, learned during socialisation, that result in personal...

Crohn's and colitis: New research offers insights into caring for young people

‘Typically, consultations do not address young people's feelings, mental health, or the challenges that IBD symptoms can create for sustaining friendships and connectedness. … our study reveals the...

#SayTheWords: Supporting grieving children

Childhood Bereavement Network: Growing in Grief Awareness:

Looking at the impact of lockdown on eating habits

‘Eating well in childhood is the very foundation stone of equality of opportunity and is essential for both physical and mental growth …’ .

Young carers: ‘You are not alone’

‘I was adopted at the age of 4 years and that was when my caring role began, I cared for my mum who had a stroke (she was paralysed down her left side) a few years before my parents adopted me.’ .

RSHE: Delivering an inclusive curriculum for SEND learners

‘… learners [with SEND] may be more vulnerable to abuse or exploitation, and may need more coverage of social, emotional, and mental health topics.’ .

COVID-19: Susceptibility and transmission in children

‘…researchers undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of more than 6 000 international studies, to understand how susceptible children are to catching COVID-19 and whether they pass it on to...

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