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The mental health needs of looked after children: challenges for CAMS provision

McAuley, Colette and Young, Ciara (2006) The mental health needs of looked after children: challenges for CAMS provision Journal of Social Work Practice, 20, (1), pp. 91-103. (doi:10.1080/02650530600566157).

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Abstract

Recent prevalence studies in Great Britain have revealed that children who are looked after are almost five times more likely to have a mental disorder than children in the general population. Looked after children are already vulnerable to developing mental health problems by the time they become looked after. They are more likely to come from disadvantaged families where social/environmental risks are present. Many have lived in families where there has been mental illness, alcohol/drug misuse or domestic violence. A large proportion of children who now enter the care system have experienced abuse and/or neglect. The care experience itself and, in particular, the high rate of placement instability, may also contribute to this vulnerability. The general challenges facing child and adolescent mental health service provision for looked after children are considered and issues related to therapeutic work highlighted.

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Published date: March 2006
Keywords: looked after children, mental health, child, mental health services

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Local EPrints ID: 51892
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/51892
ISSN: 0265-0533
PURE UUID: 2b7fcbc9-bb01-4a55-9ec4-bc67d485e7cc

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Date deposited: 02 Jun 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:47

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Author: Colette McAuley
Author: Ciara Young

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