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Scrapping universal free school meals could jeopardise children’s health and education, chefs and politicians warn

Reported plans to abandon the universal free school meals programme in England could jeopardise children’s health and education, chefs and politicians have warned.












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Teachers and health workers will be legally required to report FGM under new law

Teachers and health workers will be legally required to report cases of female genital mutilation, under plans being launched by the Government this week.












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Report: State schools need wellbeing officers to beat Britain’s health crisis

Every state secondary school should appoint a head of wellbeing to counter a health and fitness crisis amongst today’s schoolchildren, says a report published today.









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Generation of children growing up hidden from public due to ‘health and safety fears’

Children are being hidden away from the public because a culture of “oversensitivity and overreaction” means schools are afraid to laud their achievements publicly, a head teachers’ leader has warned.









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Pupils’ mental health needs ‘unmet’

Too many young people with unmet mental health issues are unfairly labelled as trouble makers, says education minister, Elizabeth Truss.
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Health drive for ‘school gate’ shops

Shops and grocers near Scottish schools are being urged to offer healthier food to improve lunchtime choices for children.
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English schools ‘neglecting’ pupils’ health, experts claim

Schools in England are neglecting, and may even be actively harming, the physical and mental health of their pupils, a group of leading experts have claimed.









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HIV-positive teen asks Michael Gove for compulsory sexual health lessons in state schools

An HIV-positive teenager has written an open letter to Michael Gove asking him to make lessons about the virus a compulsory part of sexual education in schools, amid fears of growing ignorance about it among young people.









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Teachers report mental health fears

Teachers are increasingly experiencing mental health problems as a result of the pressures of their job, a survey suggests.
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Child mental health issues ‘missed’

Thousands of young people may be “slipping through the net” because adults do not spot the warning signs of mental health problems, experts say.
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