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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.

Checks for looked-after children

By Alison O’Sullivan |

27 March 2018

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

Call to boost school counselling services

By Derren Hayes |

27 February 2018

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

Initiative points way to tackling obesity

By Derren Hayes |

30 January 2018

A healthy eating project in a deprived part of west London is highlighting how councils can help parents and children develop a healthier lifestyle.

A public health approach to tackling violent crime has been credited with cutting the murder rate in Scotland. Experts say the same model should be used in London following a rise in knife crime involving young people.

Plan for closer school-CAMHS ties

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2018

Advocates of closer working between schools and mental health services outline the benefits it can bring.

Leaders back calls from an expert working group for the creation of virtual mental health leads for children in care, but warn they must be sufficiently funded and have the power to ensure provision is put in place.

Local focus on SEND in schools

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Review shows how councils can improve provision to reduce need for out-of-area residential schools.

The government has recently published the findings of its audit on how the experiences and outcomes of public services differ depending on race and ethnicity.