Briefing: Mental health and wellbeing in school –latest DfE guidance and research

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
January 11, 2019
Tom Simon
Issues Covered
  • Link between mental health and poor behaviour
  • School and LA policies to support children with mental health needs
  • School responsibilities for children with mental health needs
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Health, public health, adult social care
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The DfE has produced updated advice for schools on supporting the mental health of children and also research on school-based policies on mental health and wellbeing of children and access to local services.

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