Understanding the implications of enabling children to grow into healthy, happy, educated and inquiring adults, in safety and free from adversity.

High levels of oestrogen in the womb linked to autism

29 Jul 2019

Scientists have identified a link between exposure to high levels of oestrogen sex hormones in the womb and the likelihood of developing autism. The...

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Bereaved children missing out on vital support in UK schools, study finds

18 Jun 2019

Support for bereaved children in schools is patchy and inadequate, and teachers feel they lack the skills to help, according to a report from the...

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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minorities do less vigorous physical activity

28 May 2019

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds and certain ethnic minority backgrounds, including from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, have lower...

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Research at the chalk face: connecting academia and schools

25 Mar 2019

Researchers in Cambridge’s Faculty of Education are working with teachers to improve the experience of learning in the East of England – and boost...

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A new educational initiative – Roots – makes music a priority

25 Mar 2019

Cambridge researchers and musicians are helping to support schools in Cambridgeshire to deliver high quality and sustainable music provision over the...

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Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

21 Mar 2019

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same...

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Premature babies could benefit from changes to drugs administered to at-risk mothers

20 Mar 2019

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have suggested that subtle changes to the drugs administered to mothers threatened with preterm birth or to...

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Report examines origins and nature of ‘maths anxiety’

14 Mar 2019

A report out today examines the factors that influence ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents...

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Young people at risk of addiction show differences in key brain region

04 Mar 2019

Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to an international...

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Stronger political leadership needed to close global gender divide in education – report

21 Jan 2019

The poorest girls in many Commonwealth countries spend no more than five years in school, with the global target of 12 years of quality universal...

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Recalling happy memories during adolescence can reduce risk of depression

14 Jan 2019

Recalling positive events and experiences can help protect young people against depression in later life, suggests new research published today.

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Cambridge receives £100 million for major new children’s hospital

10 Dec 2018

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has announced up to £100 million of public capital for an innovative children’s...

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