Lenehan Review into Care of Children with Learning Disabilities

Dame Christine Lenehan was asked by the Department of Health to take a strategic overview and recommend what practical action could 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.

Her review, published in January 2017, made 11 recommendations for improvement.  Lenehan noted “children deserve to have their rights promoted, their voices heard and develop to their full potential as per our obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.”

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