National media briefing: the Sheffield Children's Hospital, concern over care homes, Mencap and the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan is hoping to raise a quarter of a million pounds for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital by trekking along the Great Wall of China.

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Campaigners for the elderly, charities and union leaders warn that the threat of collapse at Southern Cross Healthcare would be a "catastrophe" that could threaten the lives of residents at its 750 homes.

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The Bristol care home where it is alleged "barbaric" staff routinely abused vulnerable adults with learning difficulties should be closed down, disability charities including Mencap say.

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Churches cannot afford to be complacent about child protection, according to the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service, which is offering advice to church workers in York on how to ensure children are protected from abuse.

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