The Child Mental Health Charter was launched on 11th March. It has evolved from the ‘Children’s Mental Health beyond the Green Paper,’ report published on 30th January 2019 produced by a range of experts and practitioners, members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood.
It enshrines six broadly-based principles which can be used immediately as a definitive set of de-facto standards for all those working therapeutically with children in primary schools with the objective of improving the safety and effectiveness of practice. It will also enhance the credibility of the school as caring for their pupils and supporting parents.
More details: https://childmentalhealthcharter.com/
The Charter calls upon the Government to make this the blueprint to reform the 1983 Mental Health Act in 2019. The report also urges that more funding is made available to primary schools for the training of school staff and employment in a therapeutic role, together with joined up working with other services. A campaign has just been launched to gather a large number of supporters to help achieve these objectives more quickly.
Please pledge your school’s support as an organisation at https://childmentalhealthcharter.com/Campaign-Programme There’s no cost. It will only take a few minutes.
For more details on implementing the principles of the Charter, or a copy of the full report: Info@childmentalhealthcharter.com
Child Mental Health Charter Campaign Leader