CQC are currently in the middle of reviewing all mental health services for children and young people in the UK. They were asked by Theresa May to look at children and young people’s mental health services when she announced a series of measures to “transform mental health support”.
The review by CQC will identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current system. They will eventually use what they learn to make recommendations that ensure all young people have access to the mental health support they need.
The findings of the review will feed into a new Green Paper on children and young people’s mental health, expected in the autumn.
The review will ask: –
“How can we ensure that all partners make their contribution and work together so that children and young people, and their families/carers, have timely access to high-quality mental health care?”.
As it stands, CQC are currently conducting a literature review of existing available research and data, including their inspection reports. The review will be completed in September 2017.
CQC aim to publish their initial findings in October 2017.