Woman's Hour

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Tackling child sexual exploitation in Oxford and Rotherham, Verbal anaesthesia, Part-time school, Pregnancy and exercise

September 2nd, 2015

Episode 350 of 985 episodes

As Barnardo's receive 3.1 million to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham what lessons have been learned and what can be done to prevent it happening again? Jane is joined by Cassandra Harrison, Barnardo's Deputy Director for Policy and Public Affairs and Sophie Humphreys who was appointed as an independent advisor by the government to look at child sexual exploitation in Oxfordshire. Dr Tony Davies and Dr Liz Vincent discuss the range of "talking methods" to ease pain and anxiety that often accompany medical procedures. The compulsory age to start primary school is five but many schools opt to stagger the start for 4 year olds. Jane speaks to Tony Draper, President of the National Association of Head Teachers and journalist and mother Louise Tickle about the advantages and disadvantages. Athletes such as Anna Watkins and Jessica Ennis-Hill all returned to training after giving birth but what level of exercise is safe during and after pregnancy for anyone who is not training for a major sporting event but who is keen to remain fit and healthy? Jane is joined by Jennifer Jones who went to the gym four times a week while pregnant, and Dr Vanessa Mackey from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Presenter: Jane Garvey Producer: Caroline Donne.

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