Children's mental health - role of education - January 2017

In January 2017, the NGA submitted evidence to a joint inquiry by the House of Commons Education and Health Select Committees into the role of education in children and young people's mental health.

Summary of key points:

  • Governing boards are responsible for promoting the well-being of children and young people and must ensure that they set an ethos and culture which is supportive.
  • Support for children and young people with mental health problems is not sufficient to meet demand.
  • Schools are facing significant financial pressures and their ability to ‘buy-in’ additional support is severely limited.
  • Training and development is needed to assist those working in schools to identify children and young people with mental health issues. 

Click here to download the evidence in full 

Published: 30/03/2017, by Fay Holland
Last Updated: 30/03/2017, by Fay Holland