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Communities to provide free lunches for children during school holidays
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As school holidays begin, churches and community groups are launching schemes to provide children with free lunches to alleviate the burden on poor families through the summer.

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Government affirms commitment to life chances strategy
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The government has said it is committed to pursuing efforts to improve the chances of disadvantaged children after it was confirmed that its life chances strategy will not be published until September at the earliest.

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Goddard inquiry truth project to hear first testimony on child sexual abuse
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The first of hundreds of people are to begin giving testimony to a public inquiry into child sexual abuse, in an unprecedented national ‘truth-telling’ project designed to catalogue decades of suffering.

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Triennial analysis of serious case reviews from 2011 to 2014
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The Department for Education has published ‘Pathways to harm, pathways to protection: a triennial analysis of serious case reviews 2011 to 2014′, an analysis of serious case reviews (SCRs) relating to incidents from April 2011 to March 2014.

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Youth Wellbeing collaborative call for evidence
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The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families looking for submissions from any VCS organisation that is currently using an approach, intervention or practice to support children and young people experiencing or at risk of mental health problems. 

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Youth policy set for move to Department for Culture, Media and Sport
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Responsibility for national youth policy is set to be transferred from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), it has emerged. Youth minister, Rob Wilson, is taking the civil society portfolio with him to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.  …

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Noisy Homes Can Slow a Toddler's Vocabulary
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Limit background chatter when teaching new words, study says

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Government must do more to teach children about abuse, says MP
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A Labour MP who has led campaigning for victims of sexual exploitation has called for the government to do more to educate children and parents on the risks of online abuse and grooming, ahead of a parliamentary debate on the issue. Sarah Champion, who represents Rotherham and has been at the centr…

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