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School mental health pilots

By Derren Hayes |

26 February 2019

New school-based teams and practitioners aim to provide mental health support to pupils earlier.

The government's 10-year vision for the NHS sets out key pledges to improve support for children and young people with mental health problems, including investing in crisis and community-based interventions.

Tackling parental alcohol risk

By Derren Hayes |

27 November 2018

Health visitors are vital for engaging parents about alcohol use and the risks to children, says expert.

Social media and mental health

By Derren Hayes |

30 October 2018

Experts say review of children's social media use must include technical issues and access to education.

Health visitors: five key changes

By Dr Robert Nettleton |

25 September 2018

Blueprint for the future of health visiting sets out how practitioners can best support young families.

Implications of RSE reforms

By Lucy Emmerson |

31 July 2018

New guidance sets out what should be taught in relationships and sex education, but questions remain.

Advice on using ACE enquiry

By Derren Hayes, Alana Ryan and Karen Bateson |

26 June 2018

Experts say more research is needed on impact of routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences.

Help for children of alcoholics

By Derren Hayes |

29 May 2018

Councils should create drop-in centres to support children whose parents misuse alcohol, says expert.

Tackling teenage pregnancies

By Sophie Eminson |

24 April 2018

As national conception rates for girls under 18 fall, three councils' successful approaches are outlined.

It has taken four years to transfer most children with special educational needs and disabilities to a new support system. While parents appear satisfied with the process, campaigners have criticised the quality of some care plans.