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Also in this issue...
- Inquiry finds agency failings over suicide pact girls
- Plans outlined for reforms to care, adoption and SEN systems
- New NICE draft guidance on the emotional wellbeing of vulnerable infants is too narrow in its scope, says Jane Barlow
- The evidence base for what works in children’s mental health needs to be cast wider, says Nick Midgley
- Cover feature – Too much too young
A study by Dr Susan Mizen has looked at how the experiences of being a carer during childhood can have long-term consequences in later life
- Focus on childhood mutism
New research and advise for practitioners on working with young people with selective mutism and other similar anxiety disorders
- Findings from a year-long audit of on-call assessments of self-harm at a tier three CAMHS unit in the West Midlands
- Researchers outline findings from a review of complaints procedures used in the NHS, including for children’s mental health services
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