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Thousands of children have decayed teeth out in hospital

Thousands of children have decayed teeth out in hospital | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Thousands of young children have had decayed teeth removed in England's hospitals over the last four years.
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Leanne Parsons's curator insight, March 15, 12:41 AM

I scooped this because it's something that I'm determined to try to change in my future role as a OHS advisor to Child Care Services.  Oral hygeine MUST be introduced in the early years.  Parents need access to more information about foods and habits that cause tooth decay and oral care.  Child Care Centres should be supplied with the necessary tools to teach and role model good practices to children and families - teaching aids, toothbrushes and tooth paste for every child.  Surely the cost of these items is insignificant compared to the cost of putting a child in hospital for mouth surgery.   

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Laindon mum backs Faye Burdett meningitis campaign after almost losing her daughter to the disease

Laindon mum backs Faye Burdett meningitis campaign after almost losing her daughter to the disease | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

A MUM recalled how she almost lost her baby daughter to meningitis as she backed a campaign for more NHS vaccinations against the killer disease. Carli Grigg’s daughter Khiara, now six, contracted the meningococcal septicaemia B virus - the same strain which claimed the life of Maidstone toddler Faye Burdett, two, on Valentine’s Day.

 

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We're Failing Children's Mental Health And It's Costing Us Billions

We're Failing Children's Mental Health And It's Costing Us Billions | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

Children have to wait an average of ten years to get help after they first suffer mental health problems, according to research by a leading independent charity

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Gwent teacher jailed for making over 180 indecent images of children

Gwent teacher jailed for making over 180 indecent images of children | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
A GWENT teacher has been jailed for six months for making more than 180 indecent images of children.
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Join the fight against child pornography with the StopChildPorno Filter

Join the fight against child pornography with the StopChildPorno Filter | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Join the fight against child pornography:
Install the filter that automatically removes child sexual abuse material while you surf.
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The UK government recently raised Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) to the status of a ‘national threat’

The UK government recently raised Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) to the status of a ‘national threat’ | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

The government recently raised Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) to the status of a ‘national threat’ so that safeguarding vulnerable youngsters and catching offenders is prioritised by all UK police forces. The West Midlands is not immune to the threat.

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How to prepare a small child for being lost

How to prepare a small child for being lost | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

This is one of the scariest things a parent can imagine. A child can disappear in a flash in a shopping centre, cinema, playground or other public area. This is every parent’s nightmare, and we even try to suppress this fear deep down in our brain. But we need to prepare our child for such an event!

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Student Safety 2015

Student Safety 2015 | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

Police Scotland has launched its Student Safety 2015 Campaign to promote several key messages to ensure students feel safe as term time comes to a start.

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Children shouldn't have fizzy drinks at all, says NHS chief 

Children shouldn't have fizzy drinks at all, says NHS chief  | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

Children should avoid all sugary drinks or risk cancer and heart disease later in life, the head of the NHS warned yesterday. Simon Stevens said there was ‘absolutely no reason’ that youngsters should be given fizzy drinks.

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Wales: New meningitis vaccines launched for babies and students

Wales: New meningitis vaccines launched for babies and students | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

Two new vaccines against meningitis are to be launched later this year, the Welsh government has confirmed. A vaccine for meningitis B will be made available for all babies from September.

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Five children suffer severe burns from toxic hogweed plant

Five children suffer severe burns from toxic hogweed plant | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

Five children suffered severe burns and one was scarred for life after brushing a toxic plant found growing in two separate parks. Annie Challinor, seven, was left with a permanent scar after her arm blistered when it touched a hogweed plant during a family walk in Clifton Country Park, Salford, Greater Manchester. And four teenage boys suffered chemical burns after coming into contact with it while playing in Moses Gate Country Park, Bolton, on Saturday.

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Could you chat to your children about the risks of sharing revealing selfies?

Could you chat to your children about the risks of sharing revealing selfies? | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Help parents & carers discuss the risks of nude #selfies with their children. Support the CEOP thunderclap campaign.
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One third of older teenagers in east of England ' too stressed to sleep' says charity

One third of older teenagers in east of England ' too stressed to sleep' says charity | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

More than a third of 16-17 year-olds in the east of England are so anxious that they have suffered sleepless nights in the last year, according to new research carried out by The Children's Society. Some 35 per cent also say they frequently feel anxious and 77 per cent say they have felt judged simply for being a teenager.

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Nearly 700,000 sign petition calling for meningitis jabs for under-11s

Nearly 700,000 sign petition calling for meningitis jabs for under-11s | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
The petition, started by a father from Gateshead, demands that all children up to the age of 11 should be given the Meningitis B vaccine. It is now the largest petition on the Government's website.
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What is meningitis and what are the symptoms?

What is meningitis and what are the symptoms? | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

A family that shared a photo of a two-year-old child covered by a meningitis rash before she died has prompted over 310,000 people to sign a petition calling for all children to be vaccinated against the disease.

 

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Parents release heartbreaking image of girl, two, dying of meningitis as 250,000 sign vaccine petition

Parents release heartbreaking image of girl, two, dying of meningitis as 250,000 sign vaccine petition | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Quarter of a million people back call for vaccine to be rolled out to all
children after woman publishes photo of daughter in hospital before she died
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Missing Weymouth sex offender 'risk to public'

Missing Weymouth sex offender 'risk to public' | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
A convicted child sex offender is wanted by police after failing to report to the Probation Service.
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Fugitive Paedophile Surrenders To Police http://news.sky.com/story/1641577/fugitive-paedophile-surrenders-to-police
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4-year-old Delhi girl fighting for life after brutal rape

4-year-old Delhi girl fighting for life after brutal rape | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
A four-year-old girl is fighting for life at Safdarjung hospital after being brutally raped and left for dead.
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Infant use of asthma medication linked to stunted growth

Infant use of asthma medication linked to stunted growth | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

According to new research, long-term use of a form of medication commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of asthma - inhaled corticosteroids - could lead to a reduced rate of growth in development for infants given the medication during their first 2 years of life.

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Child health subject to 'shocking' postcode lottery, says charity

Child health subject to 'shocking' postcode lottery, says charity | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

A leading charity has condemned what it calls the “shocking” postcode lottery that means young children in some parts of England are far more likely to be obese or have tooth decay than those in other areas. The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) said that while variations are closely linked to poverty, poorer health outcomes in deprived areas are not inevitable.

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Police investigating sex attack on 11-year-old girl in Wigan (Greater Manchester) release image of suspect

Police investigating sex attack on 11-year-old girl in Wigan (Greater Manchester) release image of suspect | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Police hunting a man who sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in Wigan have released an image of a suspect.
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Boy (17) from Hayle (Cornwall) tried to rape girl aged 12

Boy (17) from Hayle (Cornwall) tried to rape girl aged 12 | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it

POLICE hunting for a missing 12-year-old girl found her half-naked in a house where she had been taken by a 17-year-old boy from Hayle, who tried to rape her. The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was under a duvet and wearing only his underwear when officers arrived, Truro Crown Court heard on Monday.

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Overweight teenagers in denial about obesity at risk of up to 10 different types of cancer

Overweight teenagers in denial about obesity at risk of up to 10 different types of cancer | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
Overweight teenagers are in denial about their unhealthy size, according to new research. Around 40 per cent of overweight or obese teens feel they are "about the right weight".
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UK: Delayed child abuse inquiry to open

UK: Delayed child abuse inquiry to open | Child Health and Safety | Scoop.it
The independent inquiry was set up last year amid claims of an establishment cover-up following allegations that a paedophile ring operated in Westminster in the 1980s.
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Child sexual exploitation and abuse: Responding to the threat

Child sexual exploitation and abuse is one of the most serious crime threats facing the UK. Find out how the National Crime Agency leads, coordinates and supports law enforcement's response to protect young people and bring offenders to justice.
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