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Select Committees Report on the Children‘s Mental Health Green...

Education and Health and Social Care Select Committees report on the children‘s mental health Green Paper

Charlotte Ramsden, Chair of the ADCS Health, Care and Additional Needs Policy Committee, said:

‘Poor mental health and wellbeing can have a devastating and lifelong impact on the lives of children and their families so it’s crucial that they receive the right support, in the right place, at the earliest opportunity. If their problems escalate and reach crisis point it is costlier both financially and in human terms, most importantly, this is not in their best interests. Preventing this from happening wherever possible must be our collective aim. The additional funding being made available in the Green Paper will go some way towards improving mental health support for some children, a sustainable, long term funding strategy for children and young people’s mental health services is still urgently needed. We echo the committees concerns about the proposed scale and pace of roll out, it is unacceptable that many children will continue to experience difficulties in accessing the services they need – we must be much more ambitious for all of our children and young people.’


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