School mental health leads programme launches

The government’s delayed programme to train mental health leads to support school pupils gets underway this month, four years after the idea was first mooted. The five-year programme was put forward in the...

Ministers have no clear plan to tackle child poverty, say cross-party MPs

Ministers have no clear plans to tackle rising child poverty, while a lack of focus and leadership has hindered efforts to reduce the numbers of youngpeople living in hardship, a cross-party group of MPs has...

Children face ‘agonising’ waits for mental health care

Children struggling with mental health problems during the pandemic are facing “agonisingly” long waits for treatment, a BBC investigation has found. Data from half of England’s specialist...

More needs to be done to avoid children being held on remand, says report

Nearly a third of all children in custody are still being placed there on remand prompting calls to find alternatives to this form of detention, a report says. Read the full article on this link to Children...

Child poverty now costs Britain £38bn a year, says new independent report

Despite Conservative claims to have reduced childhood deprivation, the burden on taxpayers has soared over the past eight years Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share this:Click to share on...

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School mental health leads programme launches

The government’s delayed programme to train mental health leads to support school pupils gets underway this month, four years after the idea was first mooted. The five-year programme was put forward in the government’s 2017 green paper on...