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Health professionals questioned on well-being of looked after children

12 January 2016

The Education Committee takes evidence from NHS professionals, Ofsted representatives and children's organizations members as part of its inquiry into the mental health and well-being of looked after children.


Wednesday 13 January 2016, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 10.00am

  • Professor Peter Fonagy, National Clinical Adviser on Children and Young People's Mental Health, NHS England
  • Claire Bethel, Deputy Director, Department of Health
  • Dr Ananta Dave, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  • Matthew Brazier, National Lead for Looked-After Children, Ofsted

At 10.45am

  • Barbara Herts, Director for Integrated Commissioning and Vulnerable People, Essex County Council
  • Wendy Lobatto, Service Manager, First Step, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Alison O'Sullivan, President, Association of Directors of Children's Services

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