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School pupils with mental health issues are being "left in limbo" by a lack of specialist staff, according to a children's charity. A Freedom of Information request by Scottish Labour found 14 councils do not employ a mental health link worker in schools and a further 12 do not hold…
Mental health bodies have raised concerns over revelations that thousands of mental health patients are being locked in "effectively institutionalised settings". A new Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has highlighted that a "surprising" number of patients are being cared for in "locked rehabilitation wards", with some patients spending more than…
Lone child refugees stranded in Europe have been left vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking after being failed by the British government, a new report claims. Ministers were accused of doing "as little as legally possible" to help minors who are unaccompanied or separated from relatives. The assessment is based on…
Police investigating football's child sex abuse scandal have identified 276 potential suspects and 741 victims. Some 328 football clubs, spanning all tiers of the game from the Premier League down to amateur level, are involved in the inquiry, codenamed Operation Hydrant. The latest figures from the investigation, being co-ordinated by…
More than 150 people have made allegations of child sexual abuse in football, with 11 arrests made. Police Scotland said officers have been contacted by 162 people since a major inquiry into abuse in football was launched at the end of last year. It was sparked by claims from former…
Millions of children in England are living vulnerable or high-risk lives, a report has revealed. The Children's Commissioner's report on measuring the number of vulnerable children found that 580,000 children - the equivalent to the population of Manchester - are so vulnerable the state has to step in and provide…
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the UK will expand a scheme for vulnerable Syrian refugees to include those from other countries affected by the conflict. Ms Rudd said widening the scope of the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement scheme would help the most vulnerable people in the region. Some 7,307…
‘A trade in people’ with learning disabilities and/or autism has been uncovered by a partnership of activists, families and Lancaster University academics. The new report from the University’s Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) found that last year £477 million was forecast to be spent on keeping just 2,500 people with…
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