Mental health pilot for children in care ‘needs more refinement’

Virtual mental health pilots for children in care need improvement if they are to be rolled out UK-wide, after evaluation found that just one centre involved in the trial plans to carry on offering the support. The Department for Education-funded pilots ran from January 2019 until March 2021 and saw a virtual mental health lead appointed to support professionals working with looked-after children. The project also focused on including children’s views in support. Read more.

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