State of Child Health

State of Child Health Report 2017

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Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Findings from National Children’s Bureau highlight need for early intervention and treatment

Child safety fears and long waiting times highlighted as Royal College calls for more doctors in the community

Dr Gabrielle Laing says shortages and growing demands are resulting in "unacceptable" delays and less time for child protection

Report slams distribution of government's £9bn childcare spending

Figures show 75% of funding will go to wealthiest parts of the population

State of Child Health: Short report series