These are our children: a review by Dame Christine Lenehan

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Lenehan, Christine
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 January 2017
Mental health services, Disabled people
Social welfare
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Dame Christine Lenehan was asked by the Department of Health to take a strategic overview and recommend what practical action can be taken to co-ordinate care, support, and treatment for children and young people with complex needs (and behaviour that challenges) involving mental health problems and learning disabilities and/or autism.

Dame Christine has spoken to many different organisations and individuals, including young people and their families. Her report makes 11 recommendations for government departments and partners at a national level on how to improve the system.

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