Joint targeted area inspections on the theme of children’s mental health

Guidance for inspectors on carrying out joint targeted area inspections (JTAIs) of local area services on children's mental health.


Guidance for joint targeted area inspections on the theme: children’s mental health

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This will be useful to inspectors from the following:

  • Ofsted
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS)
  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMI Probation)

They will use this guidance from September 2019 to evaluate children and young people’s experiences living with mental ill health with a focus those aged 10 to 15 years old.

It includes a deep dive investigation into how local services respond to children and their families when children are:

  • living with mental ill health
  • subject to a child in need or child protection plan
  • a looked-after child
Published 17 July 2019