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Statement on the commitments in the NHS 10 year plan to improve child and adolescent mental health services

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner for England, responding to commitments in the NHS 10 year plan to improve child and adolescent mental health services, said:

“I welcome the commitment to make child and adolescent mental health services a priority and the promise of extra resources so that more children can receive support and treatment as quickly as possible. I also pay tribute to those in the NHS who are doing all they can make improvements to the system.

“However, every year thousands of children will still fail to receive the help they need. The Government must be more ambitious and its aim should be for a CAMHS system that helps every child suffering from a mental illness, not just some. That will require bolder policies like an NHS-funded counsellor in every school to identify and tackle problems early, and closer parity between what is spent on adult and child mental health services.”

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Channel website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/

Original article link: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2019/01/07/statement-on-the-commitments-in-the-nhs-10-year-plan-to-improve-child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services/

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