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Current provision of mental health services for young people examined

30 January 2018

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The  Health and Education Committees hears from the Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, and education providers, on new proposals for the green paper in a joint inquiry on mental health provision for children and young people.


Tuesday 30 January 2018, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10am - Panel one

  • Anne Longfield OBE, Children's Commissioner for England
  • Dr Pooky Knightsmith, Vice Chair of the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition and Director of the Children and Young People programme at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
  • Rowan Munson, former member 2015 Youth Select Committee

At 10.45am - Panel two

  • Paul Whiteman, General Secretary, National Association of Head Teachers
  • Stuart Rimmer, Principal and CEO, East Coast College
  • Dr Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Exeter
  • Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Honorary Reader at the University of Manchester, and Inpatient Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Purpose of the session

Questions to the first panel will be concerned with the strategic overview of the current provision of mental health services, previous work in this area, and the new proposals of the green paper.

The second panel  includes witnesses who can speak on the front-line perspective of schools, colleges and CAMHS, who can provide perspectives on both the green paper's proposals and its implementation. 

Further information

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