Key Quotes for 2019

Key Quotes for 2019

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Sunday 19th January
 
Property developers are to be offered loans to build schools alongside new housing developments. Up to 20 million will be available per school in a new pilot scheme, the Department for Education has announced.
EducationThe Sentinel, 10th October 2019
 
England "might well end up with mandatory" vaccines, the outgoing Chief Medical Officer has said, as she is recalled looking after two children who died from measles.
HealthThe Sentinel, 11th October 2019
 
Care home workers believe wearing pyjamas during night-shifts could help people with dementia know it is bedtime, according to a poll.
HealthThe Sentinel, 28th October 2019
 
The number of young people seeking help for anxiety linked to exams has risen 50 per cent in the past five years. Approximately 1,400 calls were made to Childline in the past year.
Young PeopleYouth And Children's Work
 
New figures have shown a spike in the number of children living in cohabiting-couple families, rising by almost a quarter in the past decade.
FamilyYouth And Children's Work
 
Teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds in England are 18 months behind their wealthier classmates when it comes to performance in their GCSEs, according to a report from the Education Policy Institute, which shows that progress in closing the divide has come to a standstill.
EducationYouth And Children's Work
 
The question of whether or not creationism should be taught in schools is being re-evaluated.
EducationChristianity
 
New research shows that more than half of children have experienced some form of bullying.The Diana Awards said this is having "shocking" impact on mental health with 78 per cent of victims left feeling anxious and 56 per cent unable to sleep as a result.
Young PeopleYouth And Children's Work
 
A decade of austerity has driven churches in the UK to form partnerships with non-faith voluntary organisations to address issues including poverty, mental health and loneliness in communities.
ChurchChurch Times
 
The Church of England have partnered with the Messy Church movement in the hope of deepening the faith of families and children that attend these non-traditional church services.
ChurchYouth And Children's Work
 
The number of schools flouting Religious Education laws has risen, research by the National Association of Teachers of RE suggests.
EducationChurch Times
 
New figures from NHS Digital showed that 51 per cent of young people aged 11 to 15 who had recently drunk alcohol, smoked cigarettes and taken drugs had experienced low levels of happiness.
Young PeopleYouth And Children's Work
 
A common antidepressant does little to relieve symptoms of depression but is effective at cutting anxiety, University College London researchers say. The biggest study of its kind found that most people taking sertraline saw little or no effect on depressive symptoms, such as low mood, lack of interest in things and poor sleep, in the first 12 weeks of taking the drug.
ChurchThe Sentinel, 20th September
 
Burger King is removing all plastic toys from its children's meals to save an estimated 320 tonnes of waste annually.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 19th September
 
One in four teachers work around 60 hours a week, with many working into the evening, despite ministers pledging to reduce their workload, a study suggests.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 18th September
 
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