Bournemouth children are the poorest in Dorset, a study suggests.
A video recently circulated Facebook, telling the story of parents Sam and Nicole who found it difficult to foster a child because Sam is transgender. This poses the question, how difficult is it to adopt a child if you’re transgender? I spoke to foster parent, Kate* about what difficulties a transgender person might face whilst […]
In Dorset, one in four children are classed as overweight, according to Dorset County Council. A report released this week warns that children are more likely to have an earlier death because of their eating habits. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Child health says that four out of five children are obese. They […]
Sacha Langton Gilks from Shaftesbury, North Dorset has three children, her eldest son died from Brain Cancer in 2012. Ever since then she has been the lead campaigner for HeadSmart and hopes to raise awareness of dementia in children. Sacha’s son, David was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer called Medulloblastomas, at the age of 11 […]
Children are consuming around 400 biscuits and more than 120 cakes, buns and pastries each year, according to latest research from Public Health England (PHE). For this reason, a new Change4Life campaign has been launched by PHE to help encourage parents find snacks of 100 calories or less for their children. Figures from the National […]
A new regional adoption agency was approved by councillors at Bournemouth Council’s Cabinets meeting yesterday. The regional adoption agency will establish a service covering the whole of Dorset called Aspire Adoption. They will be working with local specialist adoption agency, Families for Children. Members were also asked to approve the business case which sets out how Bournemouth […]
With new investment for nurseries announced today (January 19), choosing a place for your children to begin their education is a daunting task. Parents should be encouraged – and are expected to be worried – about lack of qualified staff, resources, pupil intake, supervision and nurseries being drastically understaffed. Nurseries are the groundwork of your […]