About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Friday, 14 December 2007

Planning for children?

Ed Balls announces the new Children's Plan with a huge quantity of measures designed to support families through extra child care, greater liaison between schools and parents and help to parents to support their children through education, funding for activities for young people, information for parents about child development and so on. As part of this initiative there is also to be a review of the CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service). This is especially welcome. I don't know whether I have just been unlucky but in my experience this service is a very difficult one to access both because of waiting lists and because of an apparent reluctance to offer a service whenever there is any prospect that someone else might do so.

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