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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Schools: Mental Health Services more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the current minimum requirements is for provision of mental health services in schools. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah remove filter
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>It is up to schools to decide what support to put in place based on the individual circumstances of their pupils. The statutory Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice sets out the approach that schools should take when a member of staff identifies emerging concerns such as mental health issues. This approach informs the decision as to whether a child needs special education provision, and so applies to children regardless of whether they have a need or disability. The Code is clear that support should not require a specific diagnosis, and should be provided from an early stage, including the involvement of external professionals where appropriate.</p><p>To ensure schools have access to specialist mental health support, the Department is working closely with NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care to provide new mental health support teams. These will provide a range of support and interventions for groups of schools and colleges. The aim is for the new teams to be established in 20-25% of England by 2023. This will start with 25 trailblazer areas which will be fully operational by the end of this year.</p><p>The Department is also incentivising schools to identify and train a senior mental health lead, who will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of a whole school approach to promoting better mental health and wellbeing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this