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Reducing Restrictive Intervention of Children and Young People - expert comment

"Restrictive practices are clearly not being used in 'last resort' circumstances, and are being used with very young children." A new report launched today in the House of Lords presents data on the inappropriate use of restrictive interventions on children and young people with disabilities. Professor Richard Hastings from CEDAR comments.


Dr Michael Wyness from the Centre for Education Studies comments on the use of children in 'county lines' drug dealing

Dr Michael Wyness from the Centre for Education Studies comments on the use of children in country drug lines, saying they are "sometimes trafficked from urban to rural areas in order to distribute the drugs."

Mon 12 Aug 2019, 16:27 | Tags: Children, Expert comment, Centre for Education Studies, Drugs

Professor Elizabeth Dowler on the banning of online junk food adverts

Professor Elizabeth Dowler, expert in food and nutrition, discusses the new rules targeting junk food adverts for children which have resulted in the banning of the first online adverts.

Wed 04 Jul 2018, 10:21 | Tags: Children, Health, obesity, wellbeing, Sociology, Food

Child mental health referrals rise by one-third - expert comment

The NSPCC reports that the number of referrals by schools seeking mental health treatment for pupils has shot up by over a third in the last 3 years. Professor Sarah Stweart-Brown of Warwick Medical School comments.


Allow children and young people to play and learn without being constrained by narrow stereotypes - expert comment

Dr Maria do Mar Pereira, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick, comments on children’s play and gender stereotyping in schools following the Church of England issuing new guidelines today.


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