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Gyimah handed role to strengthen children's mental health services

15/08/2014
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Gyimah handed role to strengthen children's mental health services

Childcare minister Sam Gyimah has been handed responsibility for strengthening Department for Education links with child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Liaising with CAMHS teams was previously an unofficial element of children's minister Edward Timpson’s role, as part of his remit covering special educational needs and adoption.

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Do social workers understand probation and youth offending roles?

14/08/2014
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Do social workers understand probation and youth offending roles?

Inspection found children's social workers do not recognise the child safeguarding expertise that probation staff possess.

Children’s social workers do not properly understand the role of probation trusts and youth offending teams when it comes to child safeguarding, an inspection has found.

The joint inspection, carried out [...]

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Family system 'woefully behind' in treatment of vulnerable

14/08/2014
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Family system 'woefully behind' in treatment of vulnerable

Family judges are to receive guidance on dealing more appropriately with children and other vulnerable witnesses.

The interim report of a working group set up by Sir James Munby, head of the Family Division, says the family system ‘lags woefully behind’ the criminal justice system in this regard.

The group, lead [...]

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Council leaders call for overhaul of children's mental health services

13/08/2014
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Council leaders call for overhaul of children's mental health services

Local Government Association says young are falling through gaps caused by funding cuts

Services for children with mental health problems need a complete overhaul so youngsters and their [...]

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Can depression start before school?

13/08/2014
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Can depression start before school?

Children as young as 3 years’ old should be regularly screened for depression, researchers looking into the re-occurrence of the condition have said.

The study of 246 children aged 3-5 by Washington University in St. Louis found that those who are depressed in nursery are two and a half times more likely [...]

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Working families 'don't earn enough to live on'

12/08/2014
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Working families 'don't earn enough to live on'

Low wages, benefits cuts and the rising cost of raising children are leaving full-time working families struggling to afford a basic standard of living, a report by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has found.

The report, Cost of a Child in 2014, which was funded by the Joseph [...]

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