Mohammad Asghar AM has called on the Welsh Government to reform mental health services for children and young people.
Mohammad Asghar said:
“In 2014 the Children, Young People and Education Committee published an inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.”
“The Committee found that there was a 100% increase in referrals for these services but the provision was insufficient to meet this increase.”
“In a recent meeting with the Committee, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales said that the Together 4 Children and Young People group – dedicated to reforming mental health services for children and young people – has only met once since the group’s inception.”
“Even though Welsh Government invested £7 million into the services, there is no explicit commitment in the Programme for Government to reforming CAMHS.”
“Throwing money at a problem won’t make it disappear. The Welsh Government must commit to reforming these services.”