Stakeholder event March 13th 2017

Friends House London


This is a summary of a stakeholder event held as part of the SCIE project: Improving mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people in care, leaving care and those adopted from care.

One hundred stakeholders from across the health, education and social care sectors attended. We would like to thank all attendees for their outstanding contributions and intend this to be the beginning of an ongoing dialogue with all key stakeholders.

The event supported the aspiration of the project’s Expert Working Group (EWG) to complement its work at a national level with contributions from local, frontline services. We are also testing our early findings with a stakeholder event for children and young people, a children’s reference group and national bodies in the sector. In total we will hear from over 400 stakeholders and 100 young people. This wide consultation will ensure that the recommendations of the EWG will be founded on evidence and informed by key stakeholders, including children and young people themselves.

Our final recommendations will be published in October 2017.