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Delays in mental health plans for pupils.

Delays in mental health plans for pupils.

School autonomy halting joined-up mental health plans

Kate Fallon, general Secretary at the Association of Educational Psychologists, said one of difficulties over past 10 years has been the growing autonomy of schools, and decreasing responsibilities in some areas of local authorities.

Instead of one local authority representative who could sit on a board that comes up with a strategy to roll out across schools, now it’s up to schools whether they opt in to plans, Fallon said.

Local authorities can now only afford to send education psychologists to work within special educational needs schools, and not mental health issues in mainstream schools, she added.

“The role education psychologists are playing is very patchy and has been seriously undermined.”

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