Divorce likely to put weight on children, study finds

Image copyright Getty Images Children whose parents are divorced are more likely to get fat than those whose parents stay together, say researchers. The weight gain is particularly marked in children whose parents divorce before they are six, the study found. Researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science analysed data on 7,574 […]

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School places change for domestic abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption When a parent escapes domestic violence, it can be difficult to get their children into another school The school admissions code in England is to be changed to make it easier for families escaping domestic abuse to switch schools, says the Education Secretary Damian Hinds. He wants vulnerable children […]

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Ofsted sounds warning over outstanding schools

Image copyright Getty Images Ofsted has called for the resumption of routine checks on outstanding schools, after 80% of those it re-inspected due to specific issues were downgraded. England’s schools standards watchdog re-inspected 305 schools rated outstanding, after concerns were raised about falling standards. It said 256 lost their top-level rating as a result. In […]

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Students want parents to be told in mental health crisis

Image copyright Getty Images Two-thirds of students support universities being able to warn parents if students have a mental health crisis, an annual survey suggests. There have been concerns about student suicides and the survey indicated worsening levels of anxiety on campus. Only 14% reported “life satisfaction”, in this study of 14,000 UK students. And […]

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