Call for greater children's services involvement in policy

By Mark Conrad | 13 February 2024

Children’s services should be more involved in the policy that has led to police no longer attending non-emergency callouts, mental health experts have urged.

Addressing a London Assembly hearing on the Right Care, Right Person (RCRP) regime, president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Lade Smith, warned the sector had witnessed a reduction in youngsters referred to children’s services and the NHS since the policy was introduced.

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