Early help for families with pre-school challenges

Great initiative between Contact a Family and UCL launching a national clinical trial aiming to reduce behaviour that challenges in very young children with learning disabilities.

Preventive work should start really early and recognises the challenges for any parent who need skilled support. More help like this should help prevent the inevitable “disposals” we’re seeing in ATUs, the cost of which is scandalous, given the damage this does.

All ATUs seem to do is take people away from life when what’s needed is support in the community, not away from it*. Initiatives like this can help provide the evidence to government of where they should be investing. (Pity they didn’t look at the Sure Start projects to see how effective they were!)


Our Autumn issue will report on an investigation into the profits of private care and where the money actually goes.