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 →

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 →

Belfast-based leisure and adventure company, We Are Vertigo has opened the doors to its second Inflatable Park in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, completing a massive £750,000 investment and creating 50 new jobs. The state-of-the-art new Inflatable Park brings 30,000 square feet of inflatable entertainment for the whole family to the burgeoningRead More →

The Public Health Agency has been made aware that there is likely to be a delay in the supply of some of the Fluenz Tetra children’s vaccine due to arrive next month. The vaccine is procured by Public Health England on behalf of all of the UK. The delay isRead More →

The Department of Health has published a draft Action Plan for mental health services and support for children and young people in Northern Ireland. The plan is in response to recommendations contained in a report by the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY). The ‘Still Waiting’ reportRead More →

Spooky myths and legends from Ireland’s rich folklore are brought to life in Creatures of the Night, a new multi-media exhibition at W5’s AMAZE experience. As part of W5’s Halloween celebrations, this multi-screen attraction explores ghoulish figures such as the Irish headless horseman known as The Dullahan, the man ofRead More →