Children and Young People Alliance – finding the best support for young people across the borough

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The Children and Young People Alliance will work to make Lambeth one of the best places in the world for children and young people to grow up. We have recently developed a plan to support this and one of the things in the plan is mental health support for children and young people.

Colleagues including school nurses, social care, education, CAMHs, the police and looked after children teams are working within Children and Young People’s services to ensure improved emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people across Lambeth.

They have been brought together to better understand how to support children and young people who don’t meet the criteria to access CAMHS services in the borough, but still have a level of emotional health and wellbeing need.

Dan Stoten, Integrated Assistant Director – Children’s Commissioning, London Borough of Lambeth and NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group said “this is an exciting new way of tackling a gap in the support for children and young people. We have great tools and services in the borough, such as Kooth, to help children and young people stay well. Unfortunately, between that and where they need a high level of support from CAMHS, there is still a level of unmet need. What makes this so exciting is that working together with partners across the system will allow us to do that; to help support those who need it and to really make a difference for children and young people across the borough.

“By getting people from a broader range of organisations we get a better insight into the lives of children and young people in Lambeth, as well as expanding the ways and organisations which we can provide support through.”

This work will progress over the next few months and we will keep you updated through this newsletter as they progress. If you would like to find out more, please contact

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