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Supporting young people in care

A proposed amendment to the Children and Social Work bill would require assessment of children entering care to check for neurodisabilities (such as ADHD or ASD) and sufficient training of those supporting them. It has received widespread support from charities and individuals.

The reason this is important was explained by one respondent: “ Without the right understanding of the way in which people think and react to others it is very easy to harm children, young people or adults with conditions like autism.”

Thanks goes to Alice M for leading the way on this work. There is a clear gap in practice that has long-term consequences for very vulnerable young people, and it is encouraging that the Government are starting to look at these issues.

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