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Children with disabilities and complex needs

Children with disabilities and complex needs

Source: NSPCC Learning

Date: 28 April 2023


NSPCC Learning has published a CASPAR briefing summarising findings from two reports published as part of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s national review into safeguarding children with disabilities and complex needs in residential settings in England. The briefing sets out nationally relevant findings and recommendations from the phase one and phase two reports.

Read the briefing: Safeguarding children with disabilities and complex health needs in residential settings: CASPAR briefing


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Parental mental health problems

Parental mental health problems

Source: NSPCC Learning 

Date: 20 April 2023


NSPCC Learning has published an updated Learning from case review briefing outlining risk factors and learning for improved practice around parental mental health and child welfare. The briefing, which looks at case reviews published between 2016 and 2022, highlights that professionals from adult and children’s services need to work together to safeguard children when there are signs that a parent’s mental ill-health is impacting their ability to look after their child.

Read the briefing: Parents with a mental health problem: learning from case reviews


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Correction: Infants: learning from case reviews

Correction: Infants: learning from case reviews

 

Source: NSPCC Learning 

Date: 22 March 2023


Last week’s CASPAR email mistakenly linked to the old version of the Infants: learning from case review briefing instead of the updated version. Please find the link to the new, updated briefing below.
The briefing takes key issues and learning for improving practice from case reviews featuring children under two who have been seriously harmed or killed between 2018 and 2022. The case review briefing highlights the inherent vulnerability of infants, including the dangers of unsafe sleeping and identifying when parents may be struggling to meet their infant’s needs. A point from many of the case reviews is that practitioners need training and support to understand and recognise infants’ voice and lived experience.

Read the briefing: Infants: learning from case reviews


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Infants: learning from case reviews

Infants: learning from case reviews

Source: NSPCC Learning 

Date: 22 March 2023


NSPCC Learning has published a learning from case review briefing around Infants. The briefing takes key issues and learning for improving practice from case reviews featuring children under two who have been seriously harmed or killed between 2018 and 2022. The case review briefing highlights the inherent vulnerability of infants, and looks at key issues including the dangers of unsafe sleeping and identifying when parents may be struggling to meet their infant’s needs. Learning includes the need for training and support to help professionals understand and recognise infants’ lived experience.

Read the briefing: Infants: learning from case reviews


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Mental Health services

Mental health services

Source: Children's Commissioner

Date: 08 March 2023


The Children’s Commissioner has published a report on children’s access to mental health services between 2021-22 in England. Findings include: the data that could be collected on children in inpatient settings is limited; how the average waiting time to start treatment increased from 32 days in 2020-21 to 40 days in 2021-22; and that children in inpatient mental health settings wanted earlier intervention to prevent crisis admissions. Recommendations include how the Government’s Major Conditions strategy should focus on the needs of children.

Read the press release: Children’s mental health services 2021-2022
Download the report: Children’s mental health services 2021-22 (PDF)