1 in 3 local plans ignore services for children who've experienced abuse
Our new research shows that government reforms to children’s mental health services are paying little attention to improving support for children who've been abused or neglected.
Our campaign, It’s Time, has shown that these children are frequently denied the help they need until they reach crisis point. This means they may be left to face depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts without professional help.
But many plans drawn up by local NHS commissioners fail to set out how the government’s £1.4bn investment in children’s mental health services will benefit these vulnerable children.
Our analysis of published Local Transformation Plans – plans that local NHS commissioners are required to action under government’s initiative – shows scant focus on improving support for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.