Thames Valley Police is teaming up with children's charity the NSPCC in a bid to crack down on online child abuse.Read the full story ›
A father from Fawley in Hampshire has appeared in court, charged with the attempted murder of four children in Yorkshire. Owen Scott, who's 29, did not enter a plea. Four young children remain in a serious condition in hospital. Martin Fisher has sent this from Sheffield Magistrates Court.
According to recent figures, more than 3,000 children in the south east were hospitalised for self-harming themselves last year.
The total number of children treated in England and Wales in that same time period was 19,000.
Common pressures on teenagers include - bullying, pressures at school, and emotional abuse - all issues which can require professional help.
Julie Harrison's report contain details of the troubles that some young people have experienced - that you may find upsetting.
The interviewees are Aimee Wilson, Dr Paul McArdle, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; and Zoe Gilder, from the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service.
Buses across Oxfordshire will carry an advertising campaign encouraging parents to vaccinate their children against flu. Children up until the age of four are entitled to free flu jabs that can be administered by a GP or school nurse.
Flu can be serious for young children. Help protect them from flu with one simple nasal spray. The vaccination is free, fast and painless so don't put it off
A council has revealed its plans to revamp a West Sussex adventure playground are "on track".
Cherry Lane adventure playground has been closed for one year while renovations take place. The all-new facility will include a climbing zone in the trees, a large sand and water play area, and an underground tunnel zone.
A council spokesperson says they are excited by the plans, saying the adventure playground will focus on back-to-basics outdoor play, including digging in mud, a fire pit for cooking and den building.
Cherry Lane Adventure Playground is being completely transformed and I can’t wait to see it completed. All of this new equipment will provide children with many years of fun and exciting play.”
The new adventure playground is due to open in Easter 2017.
A memorial garden for bereaved parents that's been built by volunteers will be opening in Rochester on SundayRead the full story ›
Families in a cul-de-sac in Sussex have been told they could face eviction - if they let their children play outside.
Council tenants living on the Forest Row street say they're being treated like criminals following the letter from Wealden District Council. The local authority says the road is not a safe place to play and the warning was in light of a number of complaints. This is what two local residents told us.
The Kent and Canterbury Hospital has received a £250,000 grant for research into a rare inherited blood disease.
The Haemophilia Centre at the hospital treats more than 500 people from across Kent. It is hoped that the study which begins in April will help improve life for children with the condition. The money has come from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).
The study will be the first ever randomised clinical trial of its type for physiotherapy intervention in children with haemophilia. The work will look at establishing links between exercise, weak muscles and joint damage caused by bleeding in children with the condition.
"We are pleased that the importance of this study has been recognised. We believe it will provide us with valuable knowledge about this condition which will benefit haemophilia patients in the future. We are also delighted that the NIHR recognised that our centre has the expertise to carry this piece of work forward."
Protecting Berkshire's children and young people from child sexual exploitation will be the focus of an awareness day.
For today's annual national CSE Awareness Day, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is running a pop-up shop in Maidenhead's Nicholsons Centre.
Parents and carers can learn tips about protecting their children from online exploitation and find out about CSE awareness training.
The price of school meals in Hampshire are set to rise - the first increase in six years.
The County Council says it's due to a rising cost of ingredients and staffing costs. The 10p increase will come into effect in April.