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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Children and Families Act 2014

Children and Families Act 2014 Committee
Children and Families Act 2014

Monday 5 September 2022

Start times: 2.45pm (private) 3.00pm (public)


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Lords to hear from both the former and current Children’s Commissioner  

The Committee will also explore the issues surrounding Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)  

Meeting details

At 2.45pm: Private discussion
Inquiry Children and Families Act 2014
At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Children and Families Act 2014
Chair at Commission on Young Lives
At 3.40pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Children and Families Act 2014
Children's Commissioner at Children's Commissioner for England
At 4.25pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Children and Families Act 2014
Consultant clinical psychologist at National Adoption and Fostering Service, South London & Maudsley NHS Trust

Likely question topics include:

  1. Challenges facing children and young people and the progress being made to tackle these
  2. The Children Commissioners’ powers 
  3. Addressing the crisis in children’s mental health services
  4. Accounting for the views and opinions of children and young people in policy making
  5. Mental health problems facing children and young people in care and/ or those who have been adopted or left care under a special guardianship
  6. Post adoption support for children and young people, and their families
  7. The use of experts in the family courts

Further Information

Location

Room 4, Palace of Westminster

How to attend