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A million children face a miserable Christmas without warm clothing, fresh food or celebrations, poverty campaigners have warned.
The number of homeless children has increased by 59% in the last five years, meaning 131,000 will be without a permanent home this Christmas, Shelter has warned.
The Government yesterday launched a new scheme to help children in care receive mentoring and scholarships from independent schools.
Council leaders have called for immediate action to tackle sugar consumption after new figures showed more than 45,000 teenagers and children had teeth extracted in hospital last year.
Southwark Council has become the first local authority in the country to commit to a 100% treatment rate by 2020 for children with mental health conditions.
One in eight children and young people aged between five and 19 have a mental disorder, according to a survey.
Mental health services for children and young people are generally improving but progress is slow, according to the children's commissioner.
Nearly 400,000 children in England were referred and assessed as in need of the support of social services in 2017/18, according to the latest figures.
Local authority leaders have urged the Government to give them the powers to ban junk food advertising as part of the struggle against childhood obesity.
Children going into care or being adopted often risk losing touch with their brothers and sisters, according to new research – even though these can be their most important relationships.