Call for reform of system treating children with SEN as mental health inpatients

Too many children with learning disabilities and autism are unnecessarily being treated in mental health hospitals – according to a report published today by the Children’s Commissioner for England.

Concerns that SEN children’s rights are being breached by mental health system, have been raised by children’s commissioner Anne Longfield. 

The report, Far Less Than They Deserve: Children With Learning Disabilities or Autism Living in Mental Health Hospitals, published by children’s commissioner for England Anne Longfield, calls for reform of the system to prevent children going into hospital.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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