The damaged generation: Over a million children have mental health problems because they grew up too quickly, claims report
Rising numbers of children are suffering from mental health problems because they are forced to grow up too quickly, a report from the Children’s Society’s inquiry into childhood will warn this week. Binge-drinking, increased availability of drugs, family breakdown and pressure to look fashionable and attractive are contributing to the trend.
Number of child sex offender arrests triples to 300 in just 12 months
The number of suspected child sex offenders that have been arrested has tripled in the past year, it has been revealed.
Nearly 300 suspects have been arrested in the last 12 months by officers from a dedicated unit.
Results published by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre show 297 offenders have been arrested and 131 children protected from further abuse.
You’re dragging us to the edge, Labour rebels warned
Gordon Brown moved last night to puncture a potentially ruinous backbench budget rebellion with a contrite address to Labour MPs and a promise to hold a review before autumn of the impact of the abolition of the 10p tax rate.
Faced by signs of growing unrest, the prime minister hastily rearranged his diary to speak to a packed weekly meeting of the parliamentary Labour party, and immediately struck an emollient tone after two weeks of bruising argument with MPs.
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