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New fund launched to support children’s mental health services

What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) has announced the launch of a new fund aimed at improving  the quality and access to mental health services for children and young people who have a social worker.

Alongside the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) health service and delivery research programme, WWCSC is inviting applications to receive funding to roll-out and evaluate ‘promising interventions’.

WWCSC and NIHR are keen to encourage sector professionals (including, but not limited to, children’s social care professionals in local authorities, CAMHS, other multi-agency partners or third sector providers) and researchers to submit joint applications.

The partnership will consider funding applications with a focus on children and young people with mental health conditions that currently have, or previously have had, a social worker. Applications that do not involve children with experience of children’s social care will be considered for funding by NIHR alone.

See here for more information and how to apply.