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Report and Government response published.
Building on the Health Committee’s recent report on childrens' and adolescents’ mental health and CAMHS, the Education Committee is holding an inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of looked after children.
Evidence given by Christine Malone, foster carer, Teresa Latham, foster carer, Shankly Monksfield, looked after young personRt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister for Community and Social Care, Department of Health, Edward Timpson MP, Minister for Children and Families, Department for Education
Evidence given by Professor Peter Fonagy, National Clinical Adviser on Children and Young People's Mental Health, NHS England, Claire Bethel, Deputy Director, Department of Health, Dr Ananta Dave, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Matthew Brazier, National Lead for Looked-After Children, OfstedBarbara Herts, Director for Integrated Commissioning and Vulnerable People, Essex County Council, Wendy Lobatto, Service Manager, First Step, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Alison O’Sullivan, President, Association of Directors of Children's Services
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Education Committee publishes report on mental health of looked-after children