Scotland’s government wants to hear people’s views on children’s and young people’s rights before it moves forward with formally setting out a new three-year plan.  The Children and Young People Act requires government ministers to report to the Scottish Parliament every three years on progress in promoting young people’s rights and plans over the next few years. A consultation has formally opened...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Building free and accessible playgrounds in Brazil

By donating free and accessible playgrounds, the Brazil-based ALPAPATO Project is creating valuable opportunities for children – both with and without disabilities – to connect through play. Julia Zvobgo, Community Manager of Child in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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EU-wide mercury ban in children’s fillings

European countries are being urged to implement a ban on using mercury in dental fillings on children which came into effect July 1. Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin that pollutes the environment, gets taken up the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Air pollution is killing children in African cities

Far fewer infants in sub-Saharan African cities would die through pollution if just small changes like using cleaner fuels were made to air quality, says a new study. Researchers from Stanford University and the University of California,...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy