National media briefing: Young Minds, the British Heart Foundation, the NSPCC, Care, Ecpat UK and charities' warning on old age

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Thousands of teenagers in England are being denied access to free mental health care because of funding cuts, the charity Young Minds has claimed.

See BBC News for full story


Charities, including the British Heart Foundation, are urging chefs to use less salt in their food after a survey of nearly 700 popular meals served in celebrity chef and High Street restaurants found half were high in salt.

See BBC News for full story


Child neglect should be taken as seriously as physical or sexual abuse because some cases will lead to death or long-term damage, the NSPCC is warning.

See BBC News for full story


The government has failed to bring Britain in line with European laws on human trafficking, according to charities including Care and Ecpat UK, who say victims of the crime are being left vulnerable to further abuse.

See The Independent for full story


Unwillingness to face up to getting older threatens to condemn the newly retired to spend their final years in isolation or institutions, a coalition of experts, including the heads of 13 charities, has warned.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

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