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Much has already been said about the new National Schools Funding Formula, but one aspect of the reform has not had quite so much attention - the new central school services block.

How to deliver better EHC plans

By Derren Hayes |

14 February 2017

Guide offers councils advice on producing education, health and care plans for children with SEN.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report highlights data showing children and young people from poorer backgrounds do worse across a range of health outcomes. Experts blame cuts to public health and welfare support.

What progress for SLCN support?

By Jean Gross |

31 January 2017

Review of support for child speech, language and communication needs will assess if provision has improved.

Dame Christine Lenehan review of inpatient care for children and young adults with severe learning disabilities finds policies and services lack co-ordination and calls for health and social care to develop integrated provision.

Fixing CAMHS funding shortage

By Professor Dame Sue Bailey and Dr Pooky Knightsmith |

17 January 2017

Experts say a new approach to CAMHS funding is vital to ensure investment reaches the frontline

Following scepticism about its impact, the Family Nurse Partnership is being adapted across the UK, with an extended remit and new approaches tested to safeguard children and improve emotional development.

Tackling child psychiatrist decline

By Dr Jon Goldin |

03 January 2017

With their numbers below 1,000, more child psychiatrists are vital to improve mental health services.

How to bid for Tampon Tax Fund

By Adam Offord |

03 January 2017

Charities supporting women and girls can now get a share of £15m fund derived from tax on sanitary products.

Speaking up for talking therapies

By Dr Duncan Law |

06 December 2016

The value of the government's talking therapies programme goes beyond recovery rates, says leading expert.