Health and Social Care

By Mark Whitehead | September 18, 2017

Thousands of children not given specialist mental health care, report finds

Thousands of children not given specialist mental health care, report finds

More than 50,000 children and teenagers are not being given the specialist mental health care they need, according to a new report.

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