Mental health and well-being of looked-after children Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

1 Introduction

Background

Our inquiry

2 Access to mental health services

Mental health and well-being assessments

CAMHS and looked-after children

Priority access for looked-after children

3 The care system

Placement stability

The transition out of care

Monitoring of looked-after children and care leavers

4 Workforce development

Foster and residential carers

Teacher training

5 School provision

A ‘whole school approach’ to mental health and well-being

Counselling services within schools

6 Service integration, leadership and local implementation

Revision of the Government’s statutory guidance

Local Transformation Plans

Implementing integration in local authority areas

Out of area placements and movement of looked-after children

The role of local leadership in service commissioning

7 The participation of looked-after children in decision making

Incorporating the views of looked-after children into decision making

Private session with looked-after children and young people

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Informal session with looked-after young people and care leavers

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament




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