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Health services and councils are often failing to provide support for children with mental health issues in social care, MPs have found. A report by the Commons Education Committee found a "significant number" of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are turning away vulnerable young people for not meeting…
Scotland’s care experienced young people are to have a bigger say in the decisions that affect their lives thanks to a funding boost of £2 million. The money will be used to set up and support a number of trail blazing ‘Champions Boards’ across Scotland. Champions Boards will provide a…
The CentreForum Think Tank have published their first report on children and young people’s mental health. Their new research has revealed the problems young people face when trying to access mental health care. Services turn away, on average, nearly a quarter (23%) of children and teenagers referred to them by…
Hip-hop artists Tupac and Eminem are among the most iconic music artists of the past two decades, and as Dr Akeem Sule and Dr Becky Inkster, co-founders of HIP-HOP-PSYCH, write, their lyrics can provide a valuable insight into the lives of some of the people most at risk of developing…
The Government is being urged to investigate the under-reporting of the deaths of children and adolescents in mental health units. Charity Inquest, which represents bereaved families, is demanding a statutory notification when such a death occurs. Its research suggests that since 2010 at least nine youngsters died in England, while…
The number of under-16s admitted to hospital in England for self-harming has increased by 76% in the last five years, according to new statistics. Data from the Health and Social Care Information Centre obtained by The New Day shows that the number has soared from 6,882 in 2009/10 to 12,119…
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has kicked off a campaign to stop cuts to youth services. He is fighting Government proposals to slash resources for children through the Rio Ferdinand Foundation, which supports thousands of teenagers in Manchester and London. The 37-year-old, who grew up on a council estate in…
Suffering from emotional problems in adolescence is an important risk factor for future joblessness, irrespective of socio-economic background, according to a new report by academics at the University of Stirling. The research, which examined the employment patterns of over 7,000 Americans over a 12 year period, found clear evidence that…
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has called for the SNP to "press the pause button" on plans to introduce a named person for every child in Scotland. Ms Davidson met campaigners and parents concerned about the scheme, which will see every youngster under the age of 18 assigned a single…
Young people living in poverty are more likely to feel like failures and suffer mental health problems than their more affluent classmates, according to a report. Almost three in 10 (29%) of 16 to 19-year-olds growing up in poverty do not feel optimistic about the future, compared with just over…
In an increasingly globalised economy and culturally diverse country, a new report from King’s College London and National Citizen Service (NCS) reveals a ‘concerning' lack of social integration and level of loneliness amongst the next generation of young people, which could be harmful to the UK’s economy and wellbeing in…
The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland has launched his Strategic Plan for the next four years. The Plan lays out the office's Strategic Aims for the 2016-20 period, as well as the key themes the office will work on. Strategic Aims The office's Strategic Aims as outlined in the…
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