Three quarters of schools struggling to support SEND children covid lockdown

Schools are finding it increasingly difficult to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) amid the Covid-19 health crisis, research has found. Among special educational needs...

How the government proposes to reform the Mental Health Act

Tim Spencer-Lane sets out how the law governing compulsory treatment would change under the government’s White Paper to reform the MHA.
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Long-awaited Mental Health Act overhaul bids to empower patients and tackle racial disparities

White Paper sets out plan to implement much of 2018 review of act including enabling people to nominate a person to help with care decisions and express advance preferences for treatment. Read the full article...

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Children’s rights in mental health settings

Article 39 has published a report sharing children and young people’s views and experiences of mental health hospitals in England, as told to their advocates. The report finds that children are being kept in hospital for too long, often many miles...