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Scotland’s child poverty levels so severe teachers are sent advice on spotting malnourished students

Child poverty in Scotland is now so severe that teachers are being sent advice on how to spot if a child in their class is going hungry, amid evidence that the problem is having an increasingly serious impact on education.












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Church schools top the league as study reveals cost of kitting out a child for the school year

Parents will spend £236 on average to send a child to school this coming term, according to a new report.












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120,000 parents unable to send their child to their first-choice school

More than 120,000 parents have failed to secure a place for their child at their first choice primary or secondary school, according to official figures.










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Eton’s headmaster: Boarding schools guilty of ‘betrayal of trust’ over child abuse allegations

Boarding schools have been guilty of a “shocking betrayal of trust” in the past over child abuse allegations, Eton’s headmaster Tony Little has admitted.










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Every child will be able to read by 2025, pledge the Lib Dems

Child illiteracy will be eradicated within a decade, Nick Clegg pledges today as he starts to set out ambitious  general election commitments from the Liberal Democrats. The target for 2025 has been set by the charity Save the Children; a fifth of children leave primary school unable to read or write properly.









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Selfie ‘sexters’ in child sex warning

Young couples who send explicit pictures of each other are threatened with prosecution under child sex laws.
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Child obesity ‘needs to be tackled’

Obesity in children in Northern Ireland is on the rise and needs to be tackled, according to a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health survey.
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‘Child neglect’ blamed for bad teeth

Child neglect is to blame for “absolutely appalling” levels of children needing their teeth pulled in hospital, a dental charity says.
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VIDEO: Wellers call for child privacy law

The wife of rock star Paul Weller has called for a change in the law to stop photos of children being published without parental consent.
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UK child poverty plans ‘doomed’

Britain’s child poverty plans are “doomed” to fail as 3.5 million children will be in absolute poverty by 2020, says a group led by Alan Milburn.
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