Educational News Headlines – 27th December 2016
Seven in 10 psychiatrists deem Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to be inadequate at best, a Guardian survey finds. The paper reports, “More than seven out of 10 (72%) consultant psychiatrists who specialise in treating children and adolescents say that NHS care for under-18s experiencing a crisis in their mental health is either inadequate (58%) or very inadequate (14%), according to a survey undertaken for the Guardian. Only 19% said NHS services were adequate and just 9% said they were good.”
The Guardian also reports that four out of five young carers who look after sick, disabled or addicted family members receive no support from local authorities. Although children who care for a relative are entitled to help from their council, an estimated 130,000 youngsters aged five to 17 did not receive any, according to research published by Anne Longfield, who is the Children’s Commissioner in England.