Westminster Education Forum

Next steps for child mental health in England - developing a multi-agency approach and provision in schools

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.



Guest of Honour

Claire Robson

Public Health Delivery Manager, Children, Young People and Families, Public Health England

Guest of Honour

Claire Robson

Public Health Delivery Manager, Children, Young People and Families, Public Health England

Keynote Speaker

Catherine Tyack

Lead, Children’s and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper, Department of Health and Social Care

Chair

Lord Lucas

Officer, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Skills and Employment

Speakers

Jo Hardy

Acting Head of Parent Services, YoungMinds

Sue Baillie

Pastoral Director, Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Rowan Munson

former Member, Youth Select Committee on Mental Health and Student, University College, University of Oxford

Lydia Marshall

Senior Researcher, Children, Families & Work, NatCen Social Research

Dr Lynne Green

Incoming Clinical Director, Place2Be

Matthew Peers

Commissioning Manager, Integrated Commissioning Team, NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group and Sheffield City Council

Dr Lynne Green

Incoming Clinical Director, Place2Be

Sally Murray

Head of Children’s Commissioning, NHS Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group

Laurie Day

Technical Director, ECORYS

Professor Louise Arseneault

Professor of Developmental Psychology, King’s College London

Linda Oliver

Headteacher, Harrietsham Church of England Primary School, Kent

Ellie Isaacs

Policy Manager, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Team, Department of Health and Social Care

Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Vice Chair, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition