Research reveals extent of ‘postcode lottery’ in 0-5 SLT services

Funding for speech and language support for children under the age of five varies widely across England, with a quarter of areas spending just 58p or less per child, according to new research. Research...

Shifting attitudes to disability – has anything changed over the years?

As a society we like to think we have a more modern attitude to disability in education, sport and the workplace. So what has changed over the years? ITV News Anglia has sifted through the archive to find news...

Children in secure hospitals

  The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals in England. Findings include: on average, children who...

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Children in secure hospitals

  The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals in England. Findings include: on average, children who were in mental health hospitals in...

Adolescent mental health

The Children’s Society has published a report on the transition from child to adult mental health services. Key findings include: 1 in 6 17- to 19-year-olds experience a mental health problem; people aged 16-24 are the group at highest risk of...

The Disability Price Tag

Life costs more for disabled people and their families. Spending more on essential goods and services like; heating, insurance, equipment and therapies. These extra costs mean disabled people have less money in their pocket than non-disabled people...

Low-level mental health support

A report has been published by the Children’s Commissioner investigating the amount spent by local areas in England on low-level mental health support. Findings indicate that there is a wide disparity in spending between different areas, with 58% of...