Date: 09 December 2020
The government has published findings from a joint targeted area inspection (JTAI) looking at how services – including children’s social care, health services, youth offending services, schools and the police – in six local authority areas in England work together to help children and young people living with mental ill health. Based on inspections carried out between September 2019 and February 2020, the report finds that: more children with mental health needs are getting the right support at the right time; and youth offending teams assessments did not always address children’s mental ill health or make the connection between children’s experiences of abuse and neglect, their mental health and well-being and their offending behaviour.
Read the press release: Joint working improving children’s access to mental health services
Read the report: ‘Feeling heard’: partner agencies working together to make a difference for children with mental ill health (PDF)