Are we about to rediscover Freud “many mental disorders are manifestations of relatively few core underlying dimensions.” ?

By looking past surface issues and gripping the fundamental mental processes that drive confusion and distress, we might be better placed to remedy them. By Alex Fradera
— Read on digest.bps.org.uk/2018/07/19/searching-for-the-fundamental-mental-processes-that-cut-across-diagnostic-categories-driving-confusion-and-distress/

Disturbing to read “Crouch has confirmed that £9,781,587 handed to providers in 2016 on places that were not filled cannot be recouped because the money was spent on “upfront costs.”

Read In the July edition of CYP Now: Children’s zone, care commissioning special and Tracy Brabin and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
— Read on www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2005485/in-the-july-edition-of-cyp-now-childrens-zone-care-commissioning-special-and-tracy-brabin

Good to read that HM Govt (DfE) is to establish National Stability Forum for Children’s Social Care BUT can you think of a one size fits’ all approach that Govt have made work. Surely properly funded localism with strategy set by Govt is best?

Read DfE to establish National Stability Forum for Children’s Social Care and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
— Read on www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2005560/dfe-to-establish-national-stability-forum-for-childrens-social-care

Much is said about excluded pupils but what of those unofficially excluded or pressurised to withdraw and ‘abandoned by education system’ ?

Watch here how exclusion impacts children (from their perspective) and read pupils ‘abandoned by education system’ and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
— Read on www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2005567/excluded-pupils-abandoned-by-education-system

Rightly, campaigners criticise scale and pace of government’s cruel children’s mental health plans

Read Campaigners criticise scale and pace of government’s children’s mental health plans and the latest children services news & best practice on Children & Young People Now
— Read on www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2005569/campaigners-criticise-scale-and-pace-of-governments-childrens-mental-health-plans

New drive to help victims and witnesses give best evidence in South East – GOV.UK

Vulnerable victims and witnesses in the South East who need help giving evidence will soon have more support than ever – as the number of specially trained intermediaries continues to rise.
— Read on www.gov.uk/government/news/new-drive-to-help-victims-and-witnesses-give-best-evidence-in-south-east

Delighted to read Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson, Li Huanwu, publicly came out of the closet earlier this month. Both Huanwu and his boyfriend, Yirui Heng, were featured in the Out in Singapore platform, which aims to foster acceptance and support for “LGBTQ persons who wish to come out to family, friends and peers in the community.”

Latest Singapore News and Headlines, Top Stories and Alternative Perspectives.
— Read on theindependent.sg/lee-kuan-yews-gay-grandson-publicly-comes-out-of-the-closet/

“Surrogate children are often left in legal limbo in Britain,” but the Times writes “reforms are on the way How the law is catching up with surrogacy”

Advances in medical science and shifts in attitudes to the meaning of family have led to a growth in non-traditional methods of procreation, including surrogacy.Ministry of Justice figures show that in the ten years to 2016, the number of parental order applications — the process by which legal pare
— Read on www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/how-the-law-is-catching-up-with-surrogacy-zn988n0rv

Quite rightly ‘Resolution, The Law Society and Women’s Aid issue joint call to government to urgently ban cross-examination of victims by their abusers in the family courts – Womens Aid’

Resolution, The Law Society and Women’s Aid issue joint call to government to urgently ban cross-examination of victims by their abusers in the family courts – Womens Aid
— Read on www.womensaid.org.uk/resolution-the-law-society-and-womens-aid-issue-joint-call-to-government-to-urgently-ban-cross-examination-of-victims-by-their-abusers-in-the-family-courts/

Call for postmortem after asylum seeker’s death at car wash | UK news | The Guardian

This quotation is apt: “It is heartbreaking that Mustafa managed to escape all the dangers in Darfur and finally reached the UK in 2015 after travelling through dangerous places like Libya, crossing the Mediterranean in a dinghy, travelling through Europe to Calais then hiding under a lorry to get to the UK where he thought he would be safe at last,”

Family of Mustafa Dawood, who died as immigration officers raided premises, ‘seek truth’
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/17/call-for-postmortem-after-asylum-seekers-death-at-car-wash