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The mental health of young people looked after by local authorities in Scotland

The mental health of young people looked after by local authorities in Scotland

the report of a survey carried out in 2002/2003 by the Office for National Statistics on behalf of the Scottish Executive

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Published by TSO in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Children -- Scotland -- Mental health.,
  • Young adults -- Scotland -- Mental health.,
  • Child care services -- Scotland.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHoward Meltzer ... [et al.].
    ContributionsMeltzer, Howard., Great Britain. Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division., Scotland. Health Department., Scotland. Scottish Executive., National Statistics (Great Britain)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 233 p. :
    Number of Pages233
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22072882M
    ISBN 100116217502

    The mental health of young people looked after by local authorities in England: the report of a survey carried out in by the Survey Division of the Office for National Statistics on behalf of the Department of Health.   Official figures show England looked-after children, a 4% annual increase Patrick Butler Social policy editor Thu 15 Nov EST Last modified on Fri 22 Mar EDT.

    Over 7, young people were turned away from CAMHS services in the last year. That’s 19 young people every day.3 When it comes to finding help for your mental health, only a quarter of young people know where to go.4 There are more than , children and young people who live in Scotland.5 Our mission is to change things for. To help young people recover from mental health conditions they need care and support quickly. At the moment it can be difficult for young people to get the help they need. Working with Young People. All our work is created with young people, because they know best how to tackle stigma in this area.

    Children looked after by the local authority Where children or young people are looked after by the local authority (see section 22 of the Children Act ), it will be important to establish whether they are subject to a care order (or interim care order) or are being voluntarily accommodated by the local authority. Looking after our youth. In order to ensure good mental health in Scotland’s adults we start with our children and young people. Through a range of initiatives, we make sure that children feel comfortable talking to someone in their life about any problems they might have and ensuring that this sentiment stays with them right into adulthood.


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Young people looked after by local authorities in England Use of services for significant mental health problems 66 Specialist child mental health services 67 Trouble with the police 8.

Scholastic achievement and education 81 teachers, carers and young people 9. Social networks and lifestyle behaviours.

Senior Social Researcher, Offi ce for National Statistics Introduction The survey of the mental health of young people looked after by local authorities in Scotland was the second major national survey focusing on the development and well-being of young people to be carried out by the Offi ce for National Statistics (ONS).

Children and young people who are looked-after by the local authority such as in foster care, residential care, unaccompanied asylum seekers and youth offenders, and those no longer in care are at much greater risk of experiencing poor mental health than those in the general population and often their mental health issues are severe and/or complex.

This report presents the findings of a survey of the mental health of young people, agedlooked after by local authorities. Source agency: Office for National Statistics. Designation: National Statistics.

Language: English. Alternative title: Mental health of young people looked after by local authorities. Buy Young People And Mental Health 1 by Aggleton, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low Reviews: 2. In there were 45 doctors working within looked after children's services across 14 Health Boards and liaising with 32 Local Authorities. The extent of each doctor's involvement with looked after children, those moving towards permanence, adults wishing to care for all these children varies on an individual basis.

The trauma experienced by looked after children and young people early in life means that this population face complex and often long term mental ill health. This trauma can be found in pre-care life, yet is often compounded by the experience of living in local authority care rather than with their family.

It is the second report in a series by Barnardo’s Scotland which examines policies and practices across many different agencies to improve the mental health and wellbeing of looked-after children and care leavers.

The report makes a number of recommendations, including. Looked-after children are a group of particularly vulnerable young people whose mental health needs are known to be greater than those of the general population (Utting et al, ) and whose problems often are not diagnosed and remain untreated (McCann et al, ).

care leavers. Some local authorities offer support to all eligible young people, whether they have been looked after at home or away from home. Other local authorities prioritise young people placed in residential care, foster care or external placements and do not offer services to young people looked after at home, regardless of need or.

Looked after children (LAC) and care leavers are young people who have been placed under the legal care of local authorities, in many instances due to a history of abuse and/or neglect.

These young people have a significantly increased risk of substance use and mental disorder compared to their peers. FoI responses from 91 of local authorities in England and Wales show that the number of Deprivation of Liberty orders for children and young people rose from 43 in to in 4 Looked-after children and young people have poorer outcomes in many 5 areas, including mental and physical health, education and offending rates.

6 The rate of mental health disorders in the general population aged 5 to 15 is. 10 Meltzer, H, Lader, D, Corbin, T, Goodman, R and Ford, T () The mental health of young people looked after by local authorities in Scotland, London: TSO.

11 Scottish Government, Mental Health Strategy for Scotland:   Looked after children are disadvantaged with regard to their mental and physical health and education. Research is limited on this population, but dramatic findings prompted the Government to produce a number of guidance and policy documents over the past 5 years.

Good Mental Health for All 'Good Mental Health for All' is an initiative developed by us and endorsed by the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities which sets out a vision to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Young people who identify as LGBQT are also more likely to suffer from a mental health condition. Looked after children are four times more likely to experience mental health issues than their peers. A third of people in the youth justice system are estimated to have a mental health problem.

There have been "concerning" changes in the mental health of teenage girls in Scotland, a study looking at the behaviour of young people suggests. Results. Children looked after by local authorities had higher levels of psychopathology, educational difficulties and neurodevelopmental disorders, and ‘looked after’ status was independently associated with nearly all types of psychiatric disorder after adjusting for these educational and physical factors.

Inthe report Looked-after Children and Young People – We Can and Must Do Better5 recognised that: “Looked-after children and young people generally experience poor physical and mental health and that this may impact (often negatively) on their education experiences [M] any looked-after children and young people will have had.

Local authorities have a significant number of children and young people accommodated in residential care. At any given time in Scotland this number is around 1, about a tenth of all looked after children and young people2. Often these children are accommodated in the.children and young people’s mental health over the past decade, which, coupled with cuts in local authority budgets, has made it increasingly difficult for local health commissioners to provide long-term funding for services.

A lack of accountability can also mean that increases in funding are inconsistent.In Scotland, Part 10 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act states that any young person who ceases to be looked after on or after their 16th birthday, and is less than 26 years of age, is eligible (between the ages of 16 and 19) or potentially eligible (between the ages of 19 and 26) for aftercare.

This applies to all care.