There is a proposed amendment to the ‘Children and Social Work’ bill which is currently going through Parliament – and which the iHV has signed to support.

The amendment is expected to receive widespread support. It simply sets out the need for those entering care to be assessed for a hidden neurodisability, and for social workers to have sufficient training to be able to look after them appropriately.

Official figures show that 60% of children in Care have Special Educational Needs, with many having some form of Neurodisability such as ASD or ADHD.  However, there is currently no automatic assessment and carers may have limited knowledge of these conditions.

Just take 2 minutes to complete this form to say you agree with this addition to the Bill: