Restricting takeaways near schools

20 November 2019

A new report has called for measures to restrict sales of hot food takeaways near schools in order to tackle the UK’s growing child obesity problem.

Scale of asbestos in schools “deeply worrying”

11 July 2019

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has said the scale of asbestos in schools is “deeply worrying” and urged schools with asbestos in their buildings to ensure they manage it effectively in order to prevent staff and students from contracting incurable cancers like mesothelioma.

41 school fires in London: how many had sprinklers?

7 June 2019

The London Fire Brigade says sprinklers must be installed in new and refurbished special educational needs schools in order to protect vulnerable children from the effects of disastrous fires.