National media briefing: Drinkaware, Missing People, the Children's Society, the Sutton Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Almost two-thirds of people rely on alcohol to relax in the evenings, the charity Drinkaware has warned.

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The Missing People charity has welcomed a move by ministers to introduce a certificate that declares someone "presumed dead" – it is to be brought in to help families resolve the affairs of missing persons.

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About 120,000 children living in the UK face destitution, the Children’s Society has told MPs.

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The brightest children are being let down by England's school system, a study for education charity the Sutton Trust has said.

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