Growing pressure of mental health on children’s social care services

By Andrew Vaux | 18 January 2024

A new study has revealed the increasing demands and complexity around mental health being placed on children’s social care.

The research, conducted by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) and Kingston University, analysed 3.6 million social work assessments to identify 12 common demand categories and the intervention pathways and outcomes associated with them.uarding arrangements.

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