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Transforming Mental Health Provision for Children and Young People

Summary findings of consultation events with children’s sector practitioners and parents

In December 2017, the Department for Education and the Department for Health and Social Care launched the green paper, Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision. A public consultation ran for three months, ending on 2 March 2018.

As part of the consultation process, the Departments commissioned the National Children’s Bureau to run consultation events for professionals and parents. Two events were held - in London on 19th February 2018 and in Leeds on 6th March 2018. There were over 80 participants in total, including representatives from:

  • Schools and colleges
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • The social care sector
  • Educational psychology
  • Health services
  • The voluntary and community sector
  • Headstart, the Big Lottery funded projects
  • Parents and those with a lived experience of mental health services.

This report summarises the views of these participants. It is structured broadly in line with the questions in the public consultation.