Children's commissioner briefing: children's mental healthcare in england

Document type
Policy briefing
Longfield, Anne
Children's Commissioner for England
Date of publication
9 October 2017
Children and Young People, Health Services, Mental health services, Social Policy
Social welfare
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This briefing offers a series of recommendations towards the government’s forthcoming Green Paper.

The Children’s Commissioner believes that a new system should be designed around three principles:

  • A mental health service that is designed for children and built to meet their needs.
  • A service that supports children in the right place at the right time.
  • High quality, evidence based services, from the classroom to hospital care.

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