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Inspectors criticise lack of progress on SEND reforms

By Neil Puffett |

14 September 2018

Local leaders in North East Lincolnshire have criticised for lacking a clear and coherent strategy for improving support for young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Young people with mental health issues linked to cannabis use are being turned away from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), a report has suggested.

Health visitors should become the lead professionals in supporting families with infant mental health issues, according to the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV).

Healthy diet unaffordable for 3.7 million children, study finds

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

05 September 2018

As many as 3.7 million children in the UK are in families that cannot afford to follow healthy diet guidance published by government, research has found.

Government to ban sale of energy drinks to children

By Tristan Donovan |

30 August 2018

Children and young people could be banned from buying energy drinks in England under new government proposals.

Early help services for vulnerable children and families face deep cuts in the coming year unless the government provides extra funding for councils, the president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has warned.

Projects that support vulnerable children by helping them to build close relationships with trusted adults in the community are to receive £13m of government funding.

A charity has warned that rising child poverty levels and cuts to local authority public health budgets could result in higher rates of sudden infant death.

Young people experiencing a mental health crisis in Greater Manchester will be offered around-the-clock support as part of a new care pathway involving a range of professionals.

At least 420,000 children in England live in households with the "toxic trio" of domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and mental illness present, according to new estimates.