Calls to online child sexual abuse watchdog up 45% in September | Technology

A hotline for reporting suspected child abuse material online had a record month in September, with…

One in six childcare providers in England may close by Christmas | Education

A quarter of nurseries and childminders in deprived areas of England say they will not get…

Covid pressure on health visitors puts generation of babies at risk, charities say | World news

A generation of babies born during the Covid-19 pandemic may be at risk because they and…

Even Victorians felt sympathy for hungry children. Why doesn’t this government? | Angelique Richardson | Opinion

Hunger courses through Mary Barton, Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1848 novel documenting what would become known as the…

Generation Z and the Covid pandemic: ‘I have pressed pause on my life’ | UK news

Aryan Nair, eight Aryan Nair lives with his parents, Rakesh and Swetha, and younger brother in…

Churches tally up their value to society – at £12.4bn | World news

Sixteen years ago, St Stephen’s church in Bradford was on the verge of closure. Its congregation…

Quarter of a million sign Marcus Rashford’s free school meals petition | Football

A quarter of a million people have now signed Marcus Rashford’s petition demanding a major expansion…

Coronavirus is damaging Britain’s young people – and that didn’t have to happen | Sonia Sodha | Opinion

In September 1939, almost 1.5 million people – including 800,000 schoolchildren – were evacuated from London…

Exempt under-12s in England from Covid rule of six, says report | Society

The children’s commissioner for England has called on the government to exempt under-12s from its “rule…

One-third of children in UK ‘have heard racist comments at school’ | Education

Almost a third of children have heard racist comments at school, according to research by an…