19/10/2018A pilot programme of mental health assessments for children in care is beginning in June 2019

Following the publication of the expert group recommendations and the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper, the Department for Education (DfE) has funded a pilot scheme to give children in care better mental health assessments as they enter the care system. Up to 10 pilots across the country will trial new mental health assessments to help ensure that young people are assessed at the right time, with a focus on their individual needs.

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