Independent report

Lenehan review into care of children with learning disabilities

Review on care and support for children and young people with complex needs involving mental health, learning disabilities and/or autism.



Dame Christine Lenehan was asked by the Department of Health to take a strategic overview and recommend what practical action can be taken to co-ordinate care, support and treatment for children and young people with complex needs (and behaviour that challenges) involving mental health problems and learning disabilities and/or autism.

Dame Christine has spoken to many different organisations and individuals, including young people and their families. Her report makes 11 recommendations for government departments and partners at a national level on how to improve the system.

Published 26 January 2017