Authors: Care Quality Commission
Format: Online report
Summary: Looks at the quality and accessibility of mental health services for children and young people in England. Findings from the review, commissioned by the Prime Minister, include: the system is complex and fragmented – mental health care is funded, commissioned and provided by many different organisations that do not always work together in a joined-up way; children and young people expressed major concerns about how long they waited to access mental health support and that mental health care did not always feel person-centred and responsive to their needs; safety is seen as the greatest overall area of concern in specialist child and adolescent mental health services.
Publication details: Care Quality Commission, 2017