Children will start receiving mental health assessments when they enter the care system from June 2019 as part of a delayed pilot project.
From an article on the Children and Young People Now website:
Up to 10 pilot areas were set to start testing mental health assessments for looked-after children by May last year, but these were delayed as a result of the snap general election, and are still yet to launch.
In May DfE minister Lord Agnew said they would get under way in 2018, but it has now emerged that while the two-year pilot is pencilled in to begin in November, there will be a six-month set-up period. Mental health checks will then be provided between June 2019 and May 2020, followed by a six-month period of “sharing learning”, meaning the project will be “live” for a period of 12 months.
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