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The number of young people in contact with mental health services has passed the 240,000 mark, it has emerged.

One in three children's mental health workers say their service is suffering cutbacks or facing closure.

An investigation into the prevalence of autism among children in care has prompted concerns that many are not being diagnosed and are missing out on important support as a result.

An inquiry is to be launched by the youth select committee into the effect of body image issues on young people.

A new criminal offence will be introduced for perpetrators of domestic abuse directed at a child, the Conservative Party has said.

Local plans to ensure health services are built around the needs of people living in the area are routinely failing to focus on provision for children and young people, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has warned.

Cannabis would be made legal if the Liberal Democrats win the general election, with taxes generated from its sale going into drug education programmes, it has been announced.

Almost all children's doctors in the UK believe children's health is being affected by food insecurity and housing problems, a survey has found. 

Seven out of 10 children and young people with severe mental health problems were admitted to hospitals outside of their areas last year, it has emerged.

A charity is calling on the next government to take action to avert a "mental health crisis" among young people.