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Better support for learning disability workers is key to compassionate care

A target-driven approach and staff burnout in learning disability services are affecting the quality of care provided to service users. Services should do more to encourage...

Improving care for mental health

John Williams outlines four principles at the heart of a major review of the Mental Health Act

Short breaks breakdown

Health and social services for families of disabled children are in crisis, writes Amanda Batten

Too complex to have needs met?

Dame Christine Lenehan makes the case for integrated children’s services

Moving on

Beverley Samways and Lynn Donovan look at how to support young people with complex needs to transition to adult services

Teach and protect

Keir McDonald looks at the role of school staff in safeguarding children with SEN

Skilling them softly

Schools need to help looked-after children develop social interaction skills if they are to prepare them for learning, writes Jennifer Nock

Improving university access for care leavers

A new online resource has been created to help care leavers to go into higher education. Care leavers are around six times less likely than other...

Inequalities in hospital care for kids with SEN

Children with SEN and disabilities have a poorer experience of hospital care than their peers, according to a new report by Care Quality Commission. In...

Learning to love

To mark National Adoption Week, Chris Burton talks to Claire Brasier, adoptive mum of two children with SEN

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