Morning, Tuesday, 8th May 2018
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar is bringing together stakeholders and key policymakers to discuss priorities for improving children and young people’s mental health provision.
It follows the release of proposals in the Government’s green paper on children’s mental health, including the introduction of specialist mental health leads in schools and colleges, the creation of new community-based mental health support teams and the piloting of 4-week waiting times for services.
The seminar also takes place as the Education and Health and Social Care Select Committees launch a joint inquiry examining the scope and potential impact of the green paper, alongside the Science and Technology Committee inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people's health.
Delegates will discuss the potential challenges for implementing these key proposals - including funding concerns and the impact on teaching resources - as well as strategies for improving provision in the immediate term, and for developing a collaborative approach between schools, CAMHS and the voluntary sector.
Further sessions examine the final findings and recommendations of the Care Quality Commission’s review, which called for local councils to provide a clear local offer of care and support for children, and for Ofsted to consider the mental health support offered to children and young people as part of their inspection of schools.