The number of unborn babies who are on the child protection register because of concerns about abuse or neglect has increased by more than 150% in the past decade.
Children are being urged to draw pictures and write letters to care home residents to help them feel connected during the coronavirus pandemic.
A combination of physical affection, routines and access to technology are key to helping children overcome isolation and stress during the Covid-19 lockdown, according to an education expert.
Children could be feeling fearful that they or their loved ones will die during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials have warned.
People have been urged to help double a £20,000 donation comedian Kevin Bridges made to a children’s hospice organisation in memory of a “wee pal”.
Annual uptake of childhood immunisations in Scotland remained high last year with just over 96% of children receiving the routine vaccinations in their first year, new figures show.
Parents are being warned to remain vigilant to the dangers their children face by spending more time online as schools close due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Babies named Heavenly, Phenomenal, Mate and Dream were among the new arrivals in Scotland last year, new data has revealed.
A Holyrood committee has rejected a call for all elected politicians to be subject to mandatory background checks.
An e-book aiming to “alleviate children’s fears” of coronavirus has been released after a parent reported their child “in tears” with worry over the bug.
A blueprint for keeping children safe on the internet, created by a collection of governments, has been unveiled and endorsed by major technology companies.
The stars and subject of a film about child sexual abuse have praised the work of Childline as they met counsellors at its offices in Glasgow.
The Scottish Government is being pressed to fulfil its pledge to incorporate a declaration on children’s rights into law.
A north-east youth football coach has welcomed a ban on heading for primary school children – but says more needs to be done to keep them safe.
A charity for young hospital patients is using robots to help children keep in touch with their friends even if they are being treated in isolation.
With half of UK parents resorting to taking their babies and toddlers on a drive in order to send them to sleep, Nissan engineers have devised a way to create a world-first lullaby for its all-electric Leaf.
Parents will be able to see who their child is chatting with on Facebook’s Messenger app among a slew of improved controls designed to better protect young people online.
Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about children’s social media and online activity, according to regulator Ofcom.
More than a third of summer-born children are struggling with key skills including communication and basic maths and literacy at age five, figures suggest.
The majority of children now own a mobile phone by the age of seven, according to a study.
More than half of parents would rather discuss sex education with their children than technology, a new survey suggests.
More than a fifth of parents and grandparents who transport children in their cars admit to not using a child seats at all times, new research has revealed.
Parents would rather primary schools were judged on pupils’ happiness than test results, according to new research.
Children’s job aspirations have changed little in 20 years, according to an international report.
Around half of parents are waiting at least a year and a half for their child to be formally diagnosed with autism, a charity has warned.
Virtual tours of the UK’s forests have been launched to teach children about the work and jobs of the forestry industry.
Play is a fundamental human right, Michael Rosen has said.
New figures revealing the number of children in care has hit a 10-year high point to a care system “in crisis”, the Children’s Commissioner has said.
A community project that uses the power of music to improve the lives of young people in Aberdeen is marking its fifth anniversary.
The level at which children are being exploited by criminals in Britain is “almost back to Victorian times”, a police chief has said.