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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services



On 31 August 2021, The Interim Controller of Audit and Director of Performance Audit and Best Value published a blog Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. 

The blog said:

"The pandemic and the resulting restrictions have made it more important than ever that children and young people can access the support they need."

Read the blog on Audit Scotland's website

Information about the Public Audit Committee's consideration of the blog can be found below.


7 October 2021:

The Committee took evidence from: 

Caroline Amos, Chair, Mental Health in Schools Working Group; Hannah Axon, Policy Manager, COSLA, representing the COSLA Co-Chair and Donna Bell, Co-Chair, Scottish Government, Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board; Stephen Boyle, Auditor General for Scotland; Alex Cumming, Assistant Director of Delivery and Development, Scottish Association for Mental Health; Alex Pirrie, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Manager, NHS Grampian; Martin McKay, Mental Health Representative and Registered Mental Health Nurse, UNISON; Dr Catriona Morton, Deputy Chair (Policy), Royal College of General Practitioners.

Read the agenda and meeting papers, 7 October 2021

Read the Official Report, 7 October 2021

Read the meeting minutes, 7 October 2021

Decision: The Committee agreed to write to the Auditor General for Scotland and the Scottish Government on issues raised during the meeting.

At its meeting on 25 November 2021, the Committee agreed to write to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee and close its scrutiny of the blog.


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