Change Needs To Happen
Research for the Children’s Commissioner for England found children were often unable to get appropriate support at school and in the community.
This was contributing to children ending up in institutions, sometimes for months or years, the report found.
Children with learning disabilities or autism were being particularly let down by the system, it added.
Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield’s report says successive governments have tried to tackle the problem, but the number of children in mental health hospitals remains “unacceptably high”.
Research shows a clear need to “focus on children’s journeys before they are admitted into inpatient care”, the report says, but often this is not happening.
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