ASCL welcomes the launch of the Children’s Mental Health Commission and this call for evidence. We support the key objectives of the Commission’s work.
In July 2015 ASCL Council Inclusion Committee agreed the following position statement on emotional health and wellbeing (EHWB):
Schools accept the need to promote EHWB, but not to treat students (this is the remit of health professionals)
Those treating young people for EHWB need adequate training, qualifications and clinical supervision
- This area of work needs to be adequately resourced before the needs of students become acute
Read the response in full here.