Key Quotes for 2019

Key Quotes for 2019

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Wednesday 11th December
 
Almost two-thirds of parents (60 per cent) and grandparents (62 per cent) think that childhoods today are getting worse, a survey of 5020 people, conducted by YouGov for Action For Children, says. Of the children surveyed, 34 per cent agreed with this view, and 91 per cent said they were worrying about “adult issues” such as Brexit, terrorism, or the environment.
Social IssuesChurch Times, 19 July 2019
 
The NHS will not be able to deliver its long-term plan without addressing staff shortages, MPs have warned. The situation will “rapidly reach crisis point” if the health service continues to lose staff and fails to attract more overseas workers, according to a report.
The Sentinel, 3 April 2019
 
The Department of Education have announced plans to offer free sanitary products to girls in all primary schools from 2020. This would be an extension of plans in secondary schools across the UK.
EducationYouth and Children’s Work, July 2019
 
The Church of England is to provide support for its schools to help them deliver new relationship education required by the Government by next year, including teaching on LGBT relationships and families.
ChurchChurch Times, 19 July 2019
 
UK Food prices have reached their highest rate of inflation in more than five years following the effect of last year’s extreme weather and global cereal cost increases.
MoneyThe Sentinel, 3 April 2019
 
Figures from April published by the National Churches Trust show that there are more churches than pubs in the UK.
ChurchEvangelicals Now, June 2019
 
The more peaceful a country is, the more its economy will grow and businesses prosper, a new report argues. Business and Peace Report is published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a think tank that measures the impact of conflict, says, over the past 60 years, GDP growth has been three times higher in the most peaceful countries than in those experiencing violence and instability.
MoneyChurch Times, 21 June 2019
 
Health and nutrition claims on snacks and food for UK children are “confusing” and could be harming their health, researchers have suggested. Two in five (41%) products marketed at those over the age of one were found to be “less healthy”, according to analysis published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.
HealthThe Sentinel, 5 April 2019.
 
There are more than 200 million child labourers around the world, and at least 150 million are in forced labour, a new report says.
World IssuesChurch Times, July 2019
 
Churches and cathedrals will be eligible to bid for a share of a £100-million pot of National Lottery funding for large-scale heritage projects over the next three years. But the grants are not aimed at restoration schemes only, but also ideas that benefit communities.
ChurchChurch Times, 21 June 2019
 
Social media companies will be legally required to protect their users - with senior management held personally liable if they do not comply with new rules around harmful content, according to a long-awaited Government white paper.
MediaThe Sentinel, 8 April 2019
 
A new report has highlighted the positive impact chaplains have on students and staff at universities across the UK. Establishments with pastoral staff on campus showed improvements in terms of atmosphere and sense of community.
Religion/SpiritualityYouth and Children’s Work, June 2019
 
Married partners will be able to swap their marriage for a civil partnership under new proposals being considered by the government.
FamilyEvangelicals Now, September 2019
 
Two out of three workers would consider looking for another job if they discovered an unfair gender pay gap in their organisation, a new study suggests. Research by management services company ADP indicated that younger workers felt most strongly about the gender pay gap.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 28 March 2019
 
More than 100,000 children who seek help with mental illness are being turned away, a new study has found. The study, Finding Help, published this week by the Children’s Society, estimates that up to 110,000 10 to 17-year-olds in England and Wales were denied treatment or counselling in 2017 because their mental-health problems were not deemed serious enough.
HealthChurch Times, 21 June 2019
 
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