ACP IN THE NEWS: APRIL

This month the ACP has contributed its expert opinion to three articles in both the trade and national press.

In the latest issue of Children and Young People Now (31 March - 13 April) the ACP is quoted in a news feature about the recent findings of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Taskforce. The article discusses the government's proposal to pump more than £1billion into overhauling children's mental health services by 2020 but publishes the views of experts, including the ACP, who say this alone will not be enough to tackle deep-rooted problems with access to therapy and the commissioning system.

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Elsewhere in the news ACP Bulletin editor and media and communications lead Alison Roy was interviewed for a piece this month in the Family section of the Guardian about a woman whose ex-partner coached their children to say her new partner had abused them sexually. The allegations were unfounded and the author describes how the experience shattered their lives. Alison offers her expert opinion to the story about why a parent would coach their children to allege sexual abuse.

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Child and adolescent psychotherapist Rachel Goldin contributed her expert opinion to the latest Problem Solved page in the Guardian which discusses real life scenarios. Rachel gave a mother advice about her school-age daughter who prefers to have an exclusive friendship with one other girl.

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