Children: Mental Health Services

Department for Education written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Conservative, Sutton Coldfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress is being made in implementing the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health recommendation that her Department establish an expert group to examine the needs of children vulnerable to developing mental health problems and how their needs should be met, including through provision of personalised budgets.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Department for Education)

The Department of Health and the Department for Education have established an Expert Working Group to ensure that the emotional wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people in care, those adopted from care or under a Special Guardianship Order and care leavers are better met. The group is due to report in October.

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