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Physical Punishment of Children: Consultation Response – Wales

The Welsh Government has published a summary of the responses to its consultation on plans to introduce legislation to remove the defence of reasonable punishment with the aim of protecting the rights of children. Over 1,890 responses to the consultation were received from individuals, groups and organisations. The First Minister has announced the Welsh Government will introduce a Bill […]

Students to get free access to sanitary products

Free sanitary products will be available to pupils, students and learners at schools, colleges and universities across Scotland thanks to a new £5.2 million fund. The Scottish Government is the first Government in the world to make free sanitary products available to all pupils and students. For further information, click here.

Suicide prevention action plan: Scotland

The Scottish Government has published a Suicide prevention action plan setting out the government’s plan to reduce the suicide rate in the country by 20% by 2022. Actions include: setting up the National suicide prevention leadership group (NSPLG) whose work will include ensuring that the needs of children and young people are considered. For further […]

Domestic and sexual violence and abuse action plan – Northern Ireland

The Department of Health and Department of Justice in Northern Ireland have published their 2018/2019 action plan under the Stopping domestic and sexual violence and abuse strategy. This third action plan identifies new initiatives including: considering how relationships and sexuality education resources can support teachers in addressing domestic and sexual violence and abuse; and linking […]

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