In the News: CAMHS facing 'complex and severe problems'; SEN maze

Published: 20.02.15

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In the News: CAMHS facing 'complex and severe problems'; SEN maze

Child mental health faces 'complex and severe' problems - BBC News - 20.02.15
Child mental health services in England must be prioritised more to tackle the complex and severe problems they face, a leaked draft taskforce report says.

Half of foster carers do not feel their role is valued by social work teams - Community Care - 18.02.15
Research by the Fostering Network also revealed 53% of foster carers said they are not paid for fostering, on top of their allowances

The new special educational needs maze, where parents go back to the start - The Guardian - 17.02.15
Laws meant to ‘simplify’ support for children with SEN have made things chaotic, and in some cases catastrophic, say families, schools and experts.

Priest is relishing his new role as single dad after adopting two boys - Bicester Advertiser - 09.02.15
A Church of England clergyman has become a single dad to two children after he adopted them to fulfil his dream of being a parent.

Scotland consults on controversial 'named person' proposals - Community Care - 12.02.15
Under new legislation, every child in Scotland will have a 'named person' appointed as a guardian of their wellbeing

Meet gay Cambridgeshire couple Scott and Tristan who adopted three sons - Cambridge News - 15.02.15

Children to get say in family court proceedings - CYP - 19.02.15
Children aged 10 or over will be given a say about what happens to them in family court proceedings, the government has announced.



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