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In an analysis published today, NCB is calling on the government to give children the legal right to an independent advocate at child protection conferences ensuring they can properly express the child’s views in cases where harm, neglect and abuse are suspected.
Play Matters, formally known as The National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries (NATLL) was created in the mid 1990s as a UK-wide membership organisation to support the Toy and Leisure Library sector.
The Sex Education Forum shares concerns raised by Ofsted over sex and relationships education in PSHE
‘The Pornography Issue’: The Sex Education Forum launches first edition of new e-magazine
Young disabled people will today expose the findings of their research project to an audience of experts, backed by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. The young people will present evidence which shows that they are being denied the right to have a say in decisions which affect their lives.
NCB launched its 50th birthday with a live debate chaired by the BBC's Mark Easton at the V&A Museum of Childhood. 'Debating Modern Childhood' brought together high-profile speakers from across the children's sector.
NCB is today celebrating 50 years of being at the forefront of work to improve the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable. A year of celebrations is being launched at 'Debating Modern British Childhood' at the V&A Museum of Childhood tonight (15 April).
Dedicated runners tackle Brighton Marathon for leading children’s charity the National Children’s Bureau
As the Government consultation on proposed reforms to the national curriculum closes, a coalition of organisations is calling on the Government to rethink changes to the science curriculum that will deprive children of essential sex education.
A new survey from leading children’s charity the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), reports wide spread concerns across the early years sector over proposed childcare reforms.
NCB welcomes vital wake-up call from UNICEF and calls for a clear Government spending commitment to close the gaps in children’s well-being.
The Sex Education Forum, based at NCB, is calling on the government to rethink changes to sex education within the science curriculum - the only compulsory part of the curriculum providing education on sex and growing up.
The Sex Education Forum, based at NCB, has published three new books designed to help primary schools get to grips with delivering high quality sex and relationships education classes.
The Sex Education Forum has voiced concerns that the PSHE Review Outcome should go further, and make Sex and Relationships Education (within PSHE) a statutory subject.
NCB welcome emphasis from Government that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and that there are clear legal duties for individuals and organizations.
"As changes to the benefit system come into force, and there are further cuts to services, we know that the next 12 months do not bode well for hundreds of thousands of children..."
NCB's Dr Hilary Emery welcomes today’s (19 March) announcement that the Government will offer childcare tax breaks to working families, saying this is good news for working families.
The Sex Education Forum, based at NCB, welcomes today’s (15/3/13) publication of the government’s strategy for improving sexual health and its focus on preventative measures, such as good quality sex and relationships education (SRE).
NCB's response to today's announcement on reducing avoidable mortality by the Dept. of Health: 'Living Well for Longer: A call to action to reduce avoidable premature mortality'.
NCB welcomes the video and briefing released by the Energy Bill Revolution today, highlighting the dramatic impact of fuel poverty on children and families. NCB worked closely with the campaign to ensure that the voices, stories and views of children and young people were heard whilst asking the government to reinvest the money it receives from carbon taxes to make our homes super energy-efficient.
NCB welcomes the government’s positive response to the work of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum, and in particular, measures designed to ensure that health services better reflect children’s needs and experiences.
In a report published today, NCB is calling on government to urgently review its approach to reducing child poverty by drawing on lessons from abroad that could effectively lift children out of the poverty trap.
Play England is calling on everyone to Love Outdoor Play this Valentine’s Day by sending their local MP or councillors a Valentine’s card calling on them to help get more children outside having fun.
In a consultation response published today, NCB is calling on the government to urgently rethink proposals for the English Baccalaureate.
Disabled young people are being denied the right to have a say in how local services, such as education, health and leisure are being developed and delivered, reveals new research released today (5th Feb).
To mark Safer Internet Day 2013, the Anti-Bullying Alliance and the Sex Education Forum have teamed up to produce a guide for parents to help their children be in control and enjoy safer online relationships.
NCB are pleased to announce the launch of the Early Years Developmental Journal, a new Early Support resource. The Journal helps families and the practitioners working with them to record and support children’s early development and to identify areas where extra help may be needed.
Children have been denied an understanding and awareness of their rights as patients because the health service’s most important document – the NHS Constitution - is not accessible for them.
NCB is concerned that proposals set out by the Govt. today enabling childcare staff to look after greater numbers of children, risk compromising quality.
Early Support have produced a range of new, updated, extended and refreshed information resources. Early Support is a Government funded approach to improving services for disabled children and young people.
Play England is urging parents to give their children the gift of independence as research published by the Policy Studies Institute shows a dramatic decline in children’s ability to travel independently around their communities.
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