John Pearce, Professor of Child Psychiatry at Nottingham University, argued at his inaugural address that if the previous government had been serious in its wish to do something about such childhood problems it would start by doubling child benefits. From my experience working in the NHS child psychiatry services I would agree.
Every pounds 1 spent on helping childhood behavioural problems has been estimated to save pounds 75 to pounds 100 in later costs to society.
ALEXANDER B SETON-BROWNE
Consultant Child Psychiatrist
Caerleon, GwentReuse content