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Sean Duggan: EPI report shows the urgent need to help children's mental health services

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Sean Duggan

Responding to the Education Policy Institute’s report ‘The performance of the NHS in England in transforming children’s mental health services’, Mental Health Network Chief Executive Sean Duggan said:

“This report highlights the need for urgent action to overcome obstacles that are making it harder to transform mental health services and improve care for children.

“Its call for greater transparency around funding and other data will be well received by our members at the coalface of care. Children’s mental health services are among the frontrunners in modernising care but they face growing pressure, so they need more of the promised – and welcome – Government funding as soon as possible.

“There is clearly unacceptable variation in the quality of services received by children as well as a major issue surrounding the number of young people being treated in adult wards.

“Children and young people’s mental healthcare is quite simply underfunded at a time when this age group is suffering from rising mental health problems.”

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