White Ball raises £193,000 for Childline and makes history

White Ball raises £193,000 for Childline and makes history

The annual NSPCC White Ball has raised a record-breaking £193,000 for Childline, showing the increasing importance of the charity for ‘keeping the internet safe’ and fighting child abuse. It has been running for fourteen years and has raised more than £1.7million for the Childline service during that time. Last year,...

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New NSPCC #WildWestWeb campaign to combat online child grooming

New NSPCC #WildWestWeb campaign to combat online child grooming

The NSPCC has launched a new campaign calling for a new regulator after recent figures have shown the increasing presence of sex offenders using the web to commit sexual assault or grooming. Across the UK and Wales last year, there were 9,543 recorded crimes where an offender contacted a child...

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‘Red letter day’ for IVF in the UK

‘Red letter day’ for IVF in the UK

More than 100,000 people are heading to Downing Street to end the ‘post-code lottery’ on IVF treatment. Jessica Hepburn, activist and author of The Pursuit of Motherhood, and theatre producer Gabby Vautier, marked it ‘red letter day’ as part of the official launch of their 2019 ‘Fertility Fest’, this morning....

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Children entering UK Maths Nationals skyrockets

Children entering UK Maths Nationals skyrockets

Britain’s young mathematicians have raised their game with the National Awards competition attracting a record-breaking 1,200 entries this year. The top-ten scoring, Pythagoras problem-solvers have never been so hungry to reach the final of the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards with University Challenge’s Bobby Seagull, after battling it out in the...

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Government report finds 4 in 10 children in London live in poverty

Government report finds 4 in 10 children in London live in poverty

Berit Bartsch 37% of children in London are living in poverty, recent government figures reveal. The report, put together by the HBAI, the Households Below Average Income Organisation, found over 70000 children are struggling financially in London. These numbers are higher than the number of impoverished children in than Wales,...

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Children of ISIS

Children of ISIS

Hundreds and potentially thousands of children have been left orphaned in the Iraqi city of Mosul and surrounding areas as a result of the Syrian war. Some however bear a second burden, the result of an ideology which has stripped them of their innocence. To many in their own society,...

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Chelsea and Fulham MP visits local school

Chelsea and Fulham MP visits local school

Children at The Hampshire School, Chelsea, enjoyed a visit from local Chelsea and Fulham MP and Minister for International Trade Greg Hands. Hands attended a presentation from Year 2 children titled Water is Life, which explored the importance of clean water and included the children’s findings from their mission to become...

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Chelsea children celebrate World Book Day

Chelsea children celebrate World Book Day

Children at The Hampshire School, Chelsea, celebrated World Book Day, dressing up as their favourite book character in celebration of a love for reading. The day was met with enthusiasm from pupils and staff alike, with a wide variety of fancy dress costumes on display. Children in the main school...

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Government donates £40 million to prevent child trafficking

Government donates £40 million to prevent child trafficking

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has agreed to take action against child trafficking promising £40 million to various charities involved in the protection of children from sexual exploitation. £20 million will be going towards the National Crime Agency, preventing child sexual exploitation occurring online and a further £2.2 million will...

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Why Children’s Mental Health Week, 6th-12th February, is important

Why Children’s Mental Health Week, 6th-12th February, is important

Today is the start of Children’s Mental Health Week (running 6th-12th February), run by UK charity Place2Be and supported by a range of other charities, such as ChildLine and Heads Together. The aim is to prioritise mental wellbeing in young people and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. This is...

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