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A support programme for young people not in education, employment or training (Neet) is expanding its range of services to include help with mental health problems.

Around 20 children's community nurse posts, including health visitors, are at risk as part of a council's plan to cut its public health spending by more than £600,000 a year, a union has warned.

A children's charity has spoken out against proposed cuts to services for deaf children in a local authority area that was recently criticised for the quality of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

More than 400,000 disadvantaged children do not have their own bed and are forced to sleep on the floor or share with parents or siblings, according to analysis of support offered to families living in poverty over the last decade.

Nottinghamshire County Council is sending youth workers onto a hospital ward in a bid to boost the wellbeing of young patients.

Serious concerns have been raised about the quality of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Bury, with inspectors warning that progress has been hampered because of complacent leadership.

Government to recruit 2,000 additional CAMHS staff

By Tristan Donovan |

31 July 2017

The NHS has set out plans to recruit 2,000 more staff for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in a bid to ensure 70,000 more children and young people can access mental health services by 2020/21.

Young people in temporary work are nearly 30 per cent more likely to experience mental health problems than their counterparts in permanent work, a study has found.

Young people with mental health problems are having to stay in hospital longer than necessary due to a lack of support in the community, it has been claimed.

A council has been heavily criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) for failing to adequately support a severely autistic child and his family.