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A call to put early childhood development (ECD) at the heart of the United Nations' next global development goals has received cross-party support.

Professionals working with children should be required by law to report any suspicions they have about child abuse, the former director of public prosecutions has said.

England's chief medical officer professor Dame Sally Davies has called for the Healthy Start scheme to be extended to all children under five.

Education minister Lord Nash is to table an amendment to the Children and Families Bill, which will require all schools by law to support children with diabetes, asthma and epilepsy.

Isolation and the pressure to 'do things right' are key contributors to developing either pre- or post-natal depression, according to new research.

A new global campaign to highlight the impact of meningitis on children and their families was launched today in London.

The number of children having the MMR jab has reached a record high, however coverage is still lower than the 95 per cent target set by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

According to figures published by Public Health England (PHE) on the oral health of five year olds, over 27 per cent of children in 2012 had tooth decay.

A new educational programme has been launched for parents and carers of children with epilepsy.

A new campaign has been launched to urge supermarkets to remove unhealthy snacks from checkouts and queuing areas.