Mental neglect;Child File;The week in education

1st October 1999 at 01:00
The Government's spending watchdog the audit commission this week warned that children's mental health is being neglected in large parts of the country.

Children in the Mind points out that half of all child psychotherapists live in London because that is where they train. "Mental health services for children are almost invisible. If you live north of Birmingham you have virtually no chance of seeing a psychotherapist," said David Brown, the author.

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