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Children's services leaders have warned that fully regulating post-16 care settings - as being called for by campaigners - would restrict councils' placement options.

Too many children with learning disabilities and autism are unnecessarily being treated in mental health hospitals - according to a report published today by the Children's Commissioner for England.

Should CSA be viewed as a public health issue?

By Des Mannion

| May 20, 2019

Increasing numbers of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Surrey are missing school, often linked to mental health concerns, an inspection has found.

Serious concerns about children in secure accommodation are raised in a report published today, which finds that hundreds of children are "lost" in the system in potentially inappropriate settings.

High rates of juvenile offending among prolific adult offenders, as well as links to poor educational attainment, poverty and school exclusions, are revealed by new Ministry of Justice data.

Adopted children performed better at GCSE level across all attainment measures than their looked-after peers, latest statistics published by the government show.

A proposed national register combining adoption and fostering will elevate the "voice of the child" in the matching process, children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has told a parliamentary committee.