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Children remain reluctant to discuss their mental health with teachers, even after school staff receive training on how best to provide support a study has found.  

Children's mental health services are struggling to cope with a rise in demand and are turning away as many as one in four young people referred for support, a report has found.

A council has agreed to pay compensation after it was judged to have failed to provide adequate support to a boy with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Families launch legal bid to prevent SEND cuts

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

03 October 2018

A council's decision to cut more than £21m from its special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) budget is the latest to be challenged in court by children and their families.

A review of the impact that excessive social media can have on children's mental health is to be conducted, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced.

CYP Now top 10 stories September 2018

By Neil Puffett |

28 September 2018

With MPs returning from their summer break and local authorities beginning preparations for next year's budgets, it has been a busy month in the sector. Here is a run-down of the most-read stories published on the CYP Now website in September.

Councils set to 'trailblaze' projects to tackle child obesity

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

26 September 2018

Funding of £1.5m will be provided to five councils to pioneer innovative local efforts to tackle childhood obesity, it has been announced.

Virgin poised to lose £23.8m child health contract

By Joe Lepper |

25 September 2018

Virgin Care is set to lose a £23.8m a year contract to run children's health services in the south west of England.

More than a quarter of the money set aside by government to transform child and adolescent mental health services is not going to frontline services, it has emerged.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that a public health approach will be used to tackle serious violence in the capital, with a new a new Violence Reduction Unit featuring specialists in health, police and local government set to be established.