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Call to reduce stigma behind homeless youths

A charity has called on policy-makers and commissioners to reduce the stigma around youth homelessness so that young people are more willing to seek help for housing problems. Depaul UK, a charity working to provide safe places for homeless young people, found that young people often avoid admitting to being ‘homeless’, which can lead to

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Mental Health problems dominate ChildLine

One in three ChildLine counselling sessions last year were to do with mental health concerns, and mental health problems make up three out of the top five reasons for children contacting the helpline. Low self-esteem was the top concern, and has risen by 19% since last year, while suicide concerns increased by 10%. When ChildLine

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Framework for supporting Young Parents

Public Health England and the Local Government Association have published a framework on supporting teenage mothers and young fathers. It sets out to maximise the assets of all services and practitioners to create a joined-up care pathway. It has been developed to help commissioners and service providers review current support arrangements for young parents in

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