To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of support for pupils who experience mental health problems.
In 2016, the Department commissioned a nationally representative survey of the mental health support provided in schools and colleges. It was published in August 2017 and included a number of qualitative reports on different aspects of practice. The reports can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-mental-health-in-schools-and-colleges.
This research informed the green paper Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision which was published in December 2017. The green paper was also informed by a systematic review of the evidence relating to the mental health of children and young people carried out by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and University College London. The green paper includes a summary of the findings, which the reviewers will publish in due course.
The green paper can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper.