Parents aware of sustainability, but not making changes

Despite growing awareness of climate change, Sustrans has said that UK families are still pushed to use petrol vehicles on days out.

Children should be taught cold water shock dangers

The LGA has issued a water safety warning ahead of rising temperatures when casual swimmers may be tempted to take a dip in open water.

Young people’s gambling addiction service launched

NHS England has announced that the first NHS gambling clinic for children will open this year as part of a new network of services for addicts.

Children's hospices to shut without increased funding

Together for Short Lives has warned that children’s hospices will be forced to cut services or shut unless the NHS increases its funding.

£51 million for active travel in Scotland

£51 million is being made available for walking and cycling infrastructure in Scotland in 2019/2020.

Crisis in social work revealed in new survey

Social workers say they are no longer able to do their jobs effectively because of years of repeated cuts, according to UNISON.

Children exposed to toxic air inside London schools

Campaigners have urged for improvements in the quality of air inside and outside primary schools in London.

Prime Minister makes new mental health pledge

Theresa May has pledged better access to education, training and support across communities as part of an overhaul of society’s approach to mental illness.

Significant group of children being denied advocacy

There is a significant group of children being denied access to advocacy – despite having a statutory entitlement to it.

PE lessons in Wales under threat

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has raised the alarm over Welsh PE provision after the draft curriculum excluded setting aside specific time for it.

Replace car parks with trees, says C40 Cities

Millions of parking spaces should be removed and replaced with trees and cycle lanes to reduce air pollution and tackle climate change.

130,000 trapped in social care debt

A study by the GMB Union has revealed that at least 130,000 people are trapped in social care debt.

May pledges to end UK contribution to climate change by 2050

Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050.

£1 billion a year needed to reverse cuts to public health

The government must make a clear and urgent commitment to restoring £1 billion of real-terms per head cuts to the public health grant.

Lack of action on Grenfell blasted as ‘utterly shameful'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has criticised the government’s ‘utterly shameful’ lack of action following the Grenfell Tower fire.

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