Far less than they deserve: children with learning disabilities in mental health hospitals

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Children's Commissioner
Children's Commissioner for England
Date of publication
20 May 2019
Children and Young People, Disabled people, Mental health services, Families
Social welfare
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This report shows how too many children are being admitted to secure hospitals unnecessarily, and in some cases are spending months and years of their childhood in institutions when they should be in their community. It warns that the current system of support for those with learning disabilities or autism is letting down some of the most vulnerable children in the country.

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