Government advisers moot virtual mental health lead for looked-after children

A single person at every council across England should be made responsible for championing the mental health needs of looked-after children, a group of experts established by government has said. Barnardo’s found that around two thirds of care leavers with mental health problems do not receive specialist support. An expert group set up last year by the Department of Health and the Department for Education in order to “develop care pathways that will support an integrated approach to meeting the needs of looked-after children with mental health difficulties” is due to report its findings to government next month. Read more.

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