Surge in number of children with EHCPS

The total number of children with education, health and care plans (EHCPs) has increased by more than 40,000 over the last year, latest figures from the Department for Education show. As of January 2022, there...

Playground overhaul needed so disabled children can join the fun, charity says

Disabled children can find themselves excluded from their local playgrounds because of poor design and a lack of consideration of their needs. But now disability equality charity Scope has started a campaign...

‘Antiquated’ mental health laws in England and Wales set for overhaul

Mental health bill aims to limit detentions of autistic people and those with learning disabilities
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Maternal mental health

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) has published a report estimating the costs and benefits of addressing unmet maternal mental health needs in the UK. The research, conducted by the London School of Economics...

Mental health

Queen’s University Belfast has published a new research study, jointly funded by the NSPCC and the ESRC, looking at the recognition and understanding of the mental health needs of young people who have experienced...

#MyOwnFrontDoor Campaign Launches

ENABLE Scotland launches campaign to address the ‘human rights emergency’ of hundreds of Scots who have learning disabilities being forced to live far away from their families or stuck in hospital. #MyOwnFrontDoor calls...

Child mental health

The Centre for Mental Health has published a report providing economic analysis of investment in mental health support for children and young people aged between 0 and 25 in England. Findings include: there is...

Domestic abuse 

Women’s Aid has published two reports highlighting the long-term impact on the mental health of women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. The first report provides a review of the literature relating to...