Briefing: Early access to mental health support – Children’s Commissioner

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
May 23, 2019
Martin Rogers
Issues Covered
  • Data collection on spending on mental health services for children and young people
  • LAs and NHS working together
  • Regional variation in spending on children and mental health servies for children and young people
  • Spending on early access to mental health services to children and young people
Children's services and education, Health, public health, adult social care
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The report maps spending by local authorities and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups on low level mental health services finding wide variation between areas and agencies and suggests LAs and NHS need to work together better.

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