Children of people with mental health problems at risk of harm, study reveals

Report by Ofsted and Quality Care Commission reveals that 30% of adults with mental health problems have children.

Children whose parents or carers have mental health problems are poorly provided for and sometimes left at risk of harm, according to a report to be issued on Monday by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, which also calls on the government to make it mandatory for data on such children to be collected.

Read the full article on the Guardian website.


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