Recorded child cruelty and neglect offences are increasing, NSPCC Northern Ireland can reveal. In Northern Ireland, there were 500 child cruelty and neglect offences recorded by police in 2018/19, which has more than doubled from 184 in 2013/14. Across the UK, police recorded  more than 20,000 cases last year alone. ReportsRead More →

Two inspirational 10 year-olds from Coleraine have almost completed their quest to swim the length of the English Channel for the Northern Ireland Children to Lapland and Days To Remember Trust. Oliver Dickey and Ethan Pollock, embarked on their admirable pursuit to swim 1400 lengths, which equates to 21 miles, atRead More →

From Friday 6 December, Antrim Castle Gardens will be transformed into an Enchanted Winter Garden, for the return of one of Northern Ireland’s most popular Christmas experiences. The Power NI Enchanted Winter Garden sees Antrim’s award-winning gardens transformed into a magical illuminated outdoor experience for all the family, capturing theRead More →

The search is on for Northern Ireland’s top young movie reviewer. Education charity Into Film has launched its new competition The Big Review of the Year, which is open to any movie buffs aged 5-19. Sean Kelly from Into Film said: “2019 has been another incredible year for film withRead More →

Children’s charity Action for Children are thrilled to announce their Secret Santa campaign for Christmas 2019. They are launching a series of charity t-shirts and jumpers with celebrity supporters including ambassador Larry Lamb, Stacey Solomon, AJ Odudu, and Sophie Hinchliffe (aka Mrs Hinch). Other stars supporting the campaign include LisaRead More →

As Road Safety Week (18 – 24 November 2019) gets underway all road users are reminded of the hazards we face when travelling on our rural roads. The Department for Infrastructure is collaborating with road safety partners in the emergency services and the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to urgeRead More →

Twenty young people who have been in care or suffered from poor mental health will be lacing up their skates for the first time at the launch of the third Odyssey Ice Academy with the Stena Line Belfast Giants. Over the next six months, the young people will develop aRead More →

The Department of Education, in partnership with the Public Health Agency, is seeking examples of outstanding pastoral care in schools. The Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Award provides recognition to school communities that have demonstrated exceptional co-operative effort in supporting the pastoral care of pupils. Schools that go above and beyond toRead More →

When W5 (WhoWhatWhereWhenWhy) first opened its doors in March 2001, Northern Ireland had never seen anything like it! From the outset, the mission was ‘to fire the spirit of discovery’, intriguing and engaging visitors with hands-on and immersive learning in a fun and inclusive environment. Twenty years on and having reached moreRead More →