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Anxiety cases among young people doubles

Anxiety cases among young people doubles

The number of children and teenagers seeking support for anxiety has almost doubled in the last two years, according to a charity's latest figures.

Lockdown drills at schools in case of terrorist attacks

Lockdown drills at schools in case of terrorist attacks

Children are having to practise lockdown drills to prepare for gunmen, terrorists, or intruders in Kent Schools.

Loneliness in children and teenagers

Loneliness in children and teenagers

Childline says it's noticed an increase in the number of young people asking for help with feeling lonely. But what support can parents offer?

Schools avoid Ofsted inspections for 10 years

Schools avoid Ofsted inspections for 10 years

Nearly 25 schools in Kent have not been visited by Ofsted for more than a decade.

Parents await school bus payments decision

Parents await school bus payments decision

Kent County Council is under fire after it emerged that plans to allow parents to pay for school travel passes by direct debit were in limbo.

When is a child most at risk of abuse?

When is a child most at risk of abuse?

While physical abuse can happen at any time, in any family, there are some groups among which it's more common, says charity Childline.

Talking through tricky subjects

Talking through tricky subjects

It's the crucial conversation parents must have with their children but how do you raise the sensitive subject of sexual abuse? Childline has advice:

The pros and cons of 'spying' on your kids

The pros and cons of 'spying' on your kids

All parents worry about their children. But does that make it alright to use a tracking app?

Squashing the school worries

Squashing the school worries

Whether it's friendships, homework, exams or just settling at a new school. Some advice here on dealing with those back to school worries:

University of Kent drops out of top 50

University of Kent drops out of top 50

The University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church have both fallen several places in newly released league tables.

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