MPs launch inquiry into state of children’s mental health services

Commons Health Committee probe to investigate CAMHS crisis care, funding and commissioning

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An influential group of MPs has launched an inquiry into the state of children’s mental health services after hearing concerns that mentally unwell children are struggling to get appropriate care.

The commons health committee inquiry will investigate the quality of crisis care for mentally ill children, funding and commissioning issues and the state of preventative services. The inquiry will also look into the “impact of bullying and digital culture” on children and the quality of data on children’s mental health currently available.

Earlier this month councillors in Kent called for health secretary Jeremy Hunt to help address long waiting times for children’s mental health care in the county.

The committee is inviting submissions of written evidence. The deadline is noon on March the 19th.

 

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