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When a young person is displaying complex mental health difficulties, the waiting list to access specialist mental health services can be more than six months - and sometimes several years - with the family near crisis point.

An initiative that uses intelligence on adverse childhood experiences (ACE) to support the police and youth justice agencies to provide early help to children and young people at risk of offending has been launched in Wales, backed by £6.87m...

Plants, play and poverty

| May 24, 2019

Hackney Council could face further complaints from families waiting for special educational provision after it was slammed for taking nearly 18 months to complete an education, health and care (EHC) plan for an autistic child.

Concerns over the suspension of the Adoption Register for England have been raised by a cross-party committee of Lords, after they were left in doubt over provision for hard-to-place children.

Nearly one in two of the UK's children will be living in poverty by 2021 if the government remains in denial about the impact of cuts, predicts a United Nations report published today.

Hull City Council has hit back at trade union claims that social workers have been bullied following a recent downgrade of its children's services rating to "inadequate".

A charity is calling for teachers to be equipped with better tools to boost pupil wellbeing after a study found one in three pupils suffering with a moderate or severe level of social, emotional and mental health need.