Education Committee

Mental health and wellbeing of looked after children inquiry

Inquiry status: open

The deadline for written submissions was midday on Thursday 29 October 2015.

Scope of the inquiry

Building on the Health Committee’s recent report on childrens' and adolescents’ mental health and CAMHS, the Education Committee is holding an inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of looked after children.

Terms of reference: Mental health and wellbeing of children

Latest evidence

  • 13 Jan 2016 - Mental health and well-being of looked after children - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF325 KB) HC 481 | Published 29 Jan 2016

    Evidence given by Professor Peter Fonagy, National Clinical Adviser on Children and Young People's Mental Health, NHS England, Claire Bethel, Deputy Director, Department of Health, Dr Ananta Dave, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Matthew Brazier, National Lead for Looked-After Children, OfstedBarbara Herts, Director for Integrated Commissioning and Vulnerable People, Essex County Council, Wendy Lobatto, Service Manager, First Step, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Alison O’Sullivan, President, Association of Directors of Children's Services

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  • 16 Dec 2015 - Mental health and well-being of looked after children - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF311 KB) HC 481 | Published 21 Dec 2015

    Evidence given by Lisa Harker, Director of Strategy, Policy and Evidence, NSPCC, Kevin Williams, Chief Executive, The Fostering Network, Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive, Young Minds, David Graham, National Director, Care Leavers' AssociationTony Clifford, Head of Virtual School for Children in Care, City of Stoke-on-Trent, Carol Jones, Specialist for Leadership and Teacher Professionalism, Association of School and College Leaders, Natasha Devon MBE, Founder, Self-Esteem Team

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Next meeting(s)

03 February 2016 9:45 AM

Education - Oral Evidence Session

Mental health and well-being of looked after children
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Witness(es)

Christine Malone, foster carer
Teresa Latham, foster carer
Shankly Monksfield, looked after young person
Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister for Community and Social Care, Department of Health
Edward Timpson MP, Minister for Children and Families, Department for Education

Location

The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

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