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Early years FGM training essential to protect children

With estimates stating that 11 cases of Female Genital Mutilation are reported daily in the UK, Angie Marriott FGM expert, and consultant at The Training Hub, explains why training for early years professionals is essential in order to protect children.

Time to get active

Ahead of 4Children's Healthy Children, Bright Futures conference next month, Dr Lala Manners looks at how to tackle childhood obesity in the early years.

Making a meal of it

Should infant free school meals be free for all? In reality they are an 'expensive gimmick' that subsidises middle-class parents, argues Lewis Brown.

Everyone needs a PANCo

Following a stark warning about obesity from the outgoing CMO, all early years settings need physical activity and nutrition champions

Too much on their plates?

Let's get one thing out of the way first: I'm no expert on childcare. I've been following the debate on ratios with great interest, but my focus here is in one important part of childcare provision: food.

Minister's view

Sam Gyimah is the first minister in the Department for Education with responsibility for mental health. Here he sets out the Government's priorities

Prevention really is better than cure

Early intervention is vital for improving the health of children and young people, and practitioners have opportunities to make a real difference, say Dr Claire Lemer and Leonora Weil.

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