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CQC report on children and young people's mental health services

RCN responds to findings showing a "splintering" mental health system

27 Oct 2017

Responding to the CQC report into child mental health services, RCN South East spokeswoman Lindsay Meeks said:

“Mental health services are vital for a healthy functioning society and early intervention to assess and treat children effectively is paramount.

"The latest CQC report shows that the lack of safeguarding as well as high staff turnover and shortages affects nurses to be able to offer the best patient care. 

"A third of services in England need improvement and the fact there is no inpatient mental health beds suitable for children and young people with a learning disability in the whole of the South East is totally unacceptable.

"The government must end cuts to mental health services and incentivise people to join the profession by raising wages and ensuring safe staffing levels which will improve morale and create a better environment to treat vulnerable children.”

- Please read the full report here

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