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Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking in response to the conclusions of the report entitled Improving children and young people’s mental health services, published by the National Audit Office in October 2018, that the Government does not have cross-government accountability arrangements in place to ensure Future in Mind is delivered as intended.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

As set out in the National Audit Office report itself, the ambitions and deliverables from Future in Mind are delivered through the Five Year Forward View which has its own governance arrangements alongside reporting and performance frameworks to assure delivery. Progress against the key NHS commitments set out within the Five Year Forward View Mental Health (FYFV MH) is tracked using the publicly available FYFV MH Dashboard available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/mental-health-five-year-forward-view-dashboard/

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