Thousands of children with SEND ‘not enrolled in school’

Thousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not registered in schools or educational settings, latest Ofsted figures show. The inspectorate’s annual report states...

Autistic children waiting more than 18 months for diagnosis

Research conducted by charity Ambitious about Autism found that from their child first being referred for an autism assessment, 46 per cent of parents waited longer than 18 months for a formal diagnosis. Some...

School punishments ‘worsen vulnerable children’s mental health’

Vulnerable children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are being further traumatised through school punishments such as being secluded and excluded, according to a mental health charity. Read...

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Smartphones and mental health

Researchers from King’s College London have published findings following a systematic review looking at problematic smartphone usage (PSU) and associated mental health outcomes amongst children and young people. Findings indicate that: 10-30% of...