Since the UK was placed bottom in a 2007 Unicef report on the wellbeing of children in rich countries, concern with the situation of the nation’s children has taken on a new dimension. But new evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study suggests the current generation are faring well.
One in three children in the last year of primary school is overweight or obese, according to figures from Public Health England. Afshin Zilanawala has been explores links between children’s weight and their ethnicity: which factors need consideration in tackling the problem?
In the United States, work based schemes aimed at providing incentives for healthy lifestyles have been in place since 2010. Could similar schemes work in the UK?
The years since 1990 have been littered with policy failures rooted in a misunderstanding of ordinary households. So says Professor Sir Ivor Crewe of Oxford University, who believes large scale household surveys like Understanding Society could help policy makers and politicians get it right.
Stringent anti-bullying measures and other support strategies could ensure disabled children have fewer behavioural issues in their early years says new research using the Millennium Cohort Study.
A growing body of evidence shows that commuting to work by foot, bike and also by public transport could not only be good for our health but also for the economy.
Dementia in old age worries us all. Recent research suggests the risk of dementia in the UK is going down, but this could be reversed if we fail to put more focus on prevention rather than cure, says Iain Lang.
The Care Act replaces Serious Case Reviews with Safeguarding Adults Reviews from April 2015. New research provides lessons for housing providers on dealing with vulnerable tenants.
Policy-makers need to acknowledge, value and support the breath of responses that GPs provide to vulnerable and maltreated children and their families, according to a new study.
Food education in schools needs a raised profile if society is to avoid the looming threat of obesity and diabetes. The School Food Plan, if fully implemented, shows how it is possible to promote healthy eating but it needs more support from policy makers, food manufacturers and parents and it needs that support now.