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Teenage victims 'more likely to self-harm'

Image copyright Getty Images Teenagers who are victims of neglect, bullying, crime, family violence and sexual exploitation are more likely to self-harm and have suicidal thoughts, a study from King’s College London finds. The report says the picture is complex, with other pre-existing vulnerabilities like low self-esteem or an unsupportive home also playing a part. […]

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Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Image copyright Getty Images Young people are highly sceptical about social mobility being a reality, according to a survey from the relaunched Social Mobility Commission. It found many young adults expected to be worse off than previous generations and believed opportunities depended on social background rather than talent. The previous commissioners resigned over a lack […]

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Oxbridge 'over-recruits from eight schools'

Image copyright Getty Images Oxford and Cambridge are being accused of being so socially exclusive that they recruit more students from eight top schools than almost 3,000 other English state schools put together. The Sutton Trust social mobility charity says the leading universities are failing to attract a wide enough range of talent. Trust founder […]

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YouTube deletes cheating videos after BBC investigation

Image copyright YouTube/Dan osi Image caption YouTube has a ban on all essay-writing adverts YouTube has deleted thousands of videos promoting academic cheating in the last week after a BBC Trending investigation. The videos all advertised essay-writing services, which can lead to serious penalties for students. Facebook and Google have been asked by a regulator […]

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One million children face 'Dickensian poverty'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More hard up people are relying on food banks A million children under the age of 10, in England and Scotland, are facing “Dickensian” levels of poverty as they prepare for Christmas, a charity says. Action for Children drew on government figures for the number of low-income families with […]

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Windrush: 'Home Office ignored warnings'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on 22 June 1948 Home Office processes led to wrongful detentions and deportations of members of the Windrush generation, says a National Audit Office report. The department failed to heed warnings of unfair consequences for children of Commonwealth citizens, living and […]

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US buyers to protect ethos of AC Grayling's London college

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The London college founded by philosopher AC Grayling has been bought by the Boston-based Northeastern University The New College of the Humanities, founded in London by the philosopher AC Grayling, is being bought by a US university, Northeastern. In the college’s Bloomsbury building, the pennants of both universities are […]