Various material from ACAMH's outputs will be published here on an ongoing basis as it's developed.
Findings of a research paper published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (JCPP)
At the end of last year, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation brought a group of academic experts together to consider the available evidence and data on children with learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. This work forms
The development of rights in children can best be described as a plastic process - on one side there is a societal duty to protect and on the other a duty to allow for autonomy. This tension is ably reflected in the civil law related to the young person, which is in most cases commensurate with the scientific understanding of the developing brain. Criminal law takes a different view and this article will focus on some of the challenges endemic in the current criminal justice system as it relates to young people.