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Dame Christine Lenehan review of inpatient care for children and young adults with severe learning disabilities finds policies and services lack co-ordination and calls for health and social care to develop integrated provision.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health report highlights data showing children and young people from poorer backgrounds do worse across a range of health outcomes. Experts blame cuts to public health and welfare support.

Fixing CAMHS funding shortage

By Professor Dame Sue Bailey and Dr Pooky Knightsmith |

17 January 2017

Experts say a new approach to CAMHS funding is vital to ensure investment reaches the frontline

Following scepticism about its impact, the Family Nurse Partnership is being adapted across the UK, with an extended remit and new approaches tested to safeguard children and improve emotional development.

Tackling child psychiatrist decline

By Dr Jon Goldin |

03 January 2017

With their numbers below 1,000, more child psychiatrists are vital to improve mental health services.

How to bid for Tampon Tax Fund

By Adam Offord |

03 January 2017

Charities supporting women and girls can now get a share of £15m fund derived from tax on sanitary products.

Speaking up for talking therapies

By Dr Duncan Law |

06 December 2016

Why the value of the government's talking therapies programme goes beyond recovery rates.

Links between SEND and offending

By Professor Hannah Smithson and Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole |

22 November 2016

High numbers of children with SEND enter the youth justice system because of inadequate support.

Bringing CAMHS to the classroom

By Jess Brown |

11 October 2016

Two areas outline how they are improving links between schools and mental health specialists.

Communicating the SEND offer

By Jess Brown |

13 September 2016

Research shows most local offers for SEND services are poor, prompting calls for a standardised approach.