In Depth

Checks for looked-after children

Characteristics of mental health assessments for children in care are analysed as pilots set for launch.

Call to boost school counselling services

Council leaders and professional organisations say mental health green paper should prioritise counselling services based in schools

Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices: the outstanding play team making every day count

Play and playfulness is central to the work of Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices for children and young people. Charlotte Goddard went to meet their award-winning play team to find out more.

Councils face EHC plan deadline

Kamena Dorling, group head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the need for local authorities to transfer children onto education, health and care plans by the end of March.

Children's Mental Health: Policy Context

Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study suggest 12 per cent of boys and 18 per cent of girls have a diagnosable mental health condition.