Steve Beasant

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Norman Lamb: CQC report on children’s mental health shows whole generation is being failed

by Steve Beasant on 27 October, 2017

Too many young people are still finding it hard to access mental health services and are not receiving the care that they need, a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found.

One young person told the CQC that they waited 18 months to receive help.

Former Liberal Democrat Care Minister Norman Lamb commented:

“This confirms that children’s mental health services are failing to meet the needs of a whole generation of young people.

“It reinforces the moral imperative for change.

“In the coalition government we produced a blueprint for improving children’s mental health care, backed by an extra £1.25 billion. But it is clear that not enough is being done.

“If the current Government had shown leadership in driving these changes and ensuring that funding was being spent where it was needed, we might have seen more progress.

“The Prime Minister makes all the right noises about improving mental health care, now she needs to translate these words into action. Children deserve better.”

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