Surveillance of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is due to commence in March 2021. In conjunction with parallel reporting through the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Surveillance System, this study aims to establish incidence rates of ARFID presenting to secondary health care, refe...
In 2018 we responded to the Department of Health & Social Care’s consultation on their draft guidance for reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and mental health needs. We welcome the aim to eliminate the inappr...
In 2018 we responded to the Welsh Government’s draft Bill for Autism. We welcome calls for increased resource to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and improve outcomes for children with ASD. However, we are concerned about the possible unintended consequences of this proposed legi...
In 2019 we responded to the Welsh Government's consultation on its draft code of practice on the delivery of autism services. We welcome the Welsh Government's attempts to improve services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but are concerned about separating ASD out of the Neurodevelop...
This page provides guidance and resources for delivering an effective transition from children's to adults' health services. We highlight five key determinants that ensure young people are provided with high quality care throughout the transition process.
1 February 2019
We have worked with NHS England on a programme to ensure children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both are able to access appropriate medication, and are not prescribed inappropriate psychotropic medication. Find out more and read our full pledge.
We’re pleased to see infants, children and young people placed front and centre of the NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019. The Plan contains a number of measures which will, if implemented, make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of children and help to achieve our vision for t...
Medical Research Council (MRC) - Initiatives
Through strategic grant funding, the MRC supports a number of ongoing research initiatives.