Croydon children accessing ‘hateful and misogynistic’ material online – South London News

By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter There are concerns children in Croydon are accessing “hateful and misogynistic” material online. The fears were raised at a meeting on Tuesday as the council’s cabinet... Read more »

Schools in England warn of crisis of ‘heartbreaking’ rise in hungry children | UK cost of living crisis

Children are so hungry that they are eating rubbers or hiding in the playground because they can’t afford lunch, according to reports from headteachers across England. The headteachers say the government is... Read more »

Ofsted blasts nursery where plastic bags left out near children – South London News

By Robert Firth, Local Democracy Reporter A failing South London nursery where staff left plastic bags out near young kids has been warned it faces closure if it doesn’t improve. Rising Stars... Read more »

Have you checked your child’s vaccination status? Children under 10 now offered additional polio vaccination

Although the overall risk of poliovirus to residents is extremely low, this is a concerning situation that we must take seriously. To protect children and families, locally we are working to support... Read more »

School holiday activity fund benefits children in North London

John the Lyon with children in wellington boots. Photo: Tim Koch Grantmaking trust John Lyon’s Charity is providing funding to help children in North and West London to enjoy activities during their... Read more »

Shock as London police admit strip-searching hundreds of children

Several hundred children were subjected to strip searches in London over the last two years, newly released figures reveal.  Data shows that 650 children aged 10 to 17 underwent the practice between... Read more »

Children and young people’s mental health needs rising threefold | Imperial News

A new report examines the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and young people in North West London. Data analysed from all patients aged 25 and under across mental... Read more »

Low polio vaccination rates among London children ‘concerning’ as alert issued

Just 35 percent of Year 9s are fully vaccinated in Hillingdon, which has the lowest uptake of the country, according to a report. National coverage for the booster jab in the Year... Read more »

Children stressed and self-harming over UK cost of living crisis | Children’s health

The impact of the cost of living crisis on children has led some to start self-harming, a new report by a leading children’s charity has claimed. According to The Childhood Trust, the... Read more »

The heartbreaking names and faces of the 24 children missing in London

According to the charity Missing People, of the 170,000 people reported missing on average each year, more than 70,000 are children. In London, there are currently 24 children missing from the capital’s... Read more »