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Takeovers and takeaways - listening to the voice of young people

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The Children's Commissioner's Takeover Challenge has been a timely reminder of the merits of inviting children and young people to participate in and challenge decisions about their care and the way services are designed around them. It was recently the …

Minister updates on improving outcomes for children and young people's mental health

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Alistair Burt, the Minister for Community and Social Care, spoke today at The King's Fund’s ‘Improving mental health outcomes for children and young people’ event. Six months on from the publication of Future in mind – the Government’s report of …

World Suicide Prevention Day and our response to self harm

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On a recent visit to an A&E department, Professor Louis Appleby, Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group, was shown where people are seen after overdose or self-injury. It was bright and private, with space for a patient's …