Sharp rise in the number of children under 11 being referred for mental health treatment by schools; wouldn’t prevention be better than cure?

Sharp rise in the number of children under 11 being referred for mental health treatment by schools; wouldn’t prevention be better than cure?

The government’s response to this worrying statistic is to pledge £1.7 billion to enable schools to meet the needs of the burgeoning number of children with mental health problems. But why are they not  questioning the causes of this huge increase in school children needing mental health treatment?. Is it because government is unaware of…

Whether it is ‘outsourced’ to ‘professional childcare providers’ or a parent remains at home to care for their own child, the cost of childcare is considerable.

Whether it is ‘outsourced’ to ‘professional childcare providers’ or a parent remains at home to care for their own child, the cost of childcare is considerable.

The TUC has recently publicised figures showing the rise in childcare costs and demanding that government does more to increase the affordability of nursery places. TUC’s Frances O’Grady said, “Parents need subsidised, affordable childcare from as soon as maternity leave finishes to enable them to continue working, and so mums don’t continue to have to…