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Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals

 

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Children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals

A report from the Children’s Commissioner finds that too many children are being admitted to secure hospitals unnecessarily – 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. More....