The Anna Freud National Centre responds to government consultations and inquiries on issues relating to children, young people and families and their mental health and wellbeing. Some of our recent submissions are included below:
Children and young people’s mental health – role of education inquiry
The Health and Education Committees launched a joint inquiry into the role of education in promoting emotional wellbeing in children and young people, and preventing the development of mental health problems.
The Anna Freud National Centre contributed a written submission to the inquiry, which can be viewed here.
The report, published by the Committees on 2nd May 2017, can be read here.
National Fostering Stocktake
The Secretary of State for Education launched a National Fostering Stocktake on 21st April 2017. As part of this process, the reviewers, Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers, sought views on the current state of foster care in England and how the prospects of children in care might be improved through changes to fostering.
Based on our expertise and experiences of working with look after children, the Anna Freud National Centre has produced a written response to the Call for Evidence which was submitted on 16th June 2017.
The independent report includes 36 recommendations. It can be viewed here.