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Policy and public affairs

Policy and public affairs

We use evidence and experience from our work to inform public policy across the UK.

Through working directly with children in the school environment, Place2Be is able to inform public policy across England, Wales and Scotland.

We also seek opportunities to engage politicians with our work, so that we can raise awareness of the importance of supporting wellbeing within the school community, and Place2Be’s lead role in this field.

Informing and influencing policy

We influence policy by submitting evidence or responses to inquiries and consultations. For example, we responded to the 2017 Green Paper consultation on Transforming Children and Young Peoples Mental Health.

Read our response to the 2017 Green Paper

More recently, we submitted written evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee Inquiry into children’s mental health.

Read our response to the Health and Social Care Select Committee Inquiry

Engaging politicians with our work

We seek to engage politicians with our work in schools.

In summer 2020, we held a virtual roundtable for Harlow MP and Chair of the Education Select Committee, Robert Halfon MP. Mr Halfon spoke to secondary pupils from a school in his constituency, discussing how their mental health has been impacted by lockdown.

Read the discussion with Mr Halfon MP

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government spoke to pupils at a Primary School in Glasgow in support of the Week.

Watch our Q&A with Professor Jason Leitch

Working in partnership

Place2Be works in partnership with other organisations seeking to improve children’s mental health.

Find out more about our partnerships

Contact us

For more information, please contact our Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Sally Etchells, by emailing press@place2be.org.uk.

News & blogs

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Black Lives Matter - statement from Place2Be

A statement from Place2Be's CEO on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, and our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Catherine Roche on a video call with other experts and the Education Select Committee

Place2Be presents evidence to House of Commons

Our Chief Executive presented evidence on the impact of the pandemic on children and young people’s mental health.

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Mental health leaders: "support of frontline workers must be a national priority"

Leaders of the UK's leading mental health organisations, including Place2Be, have penned an open letter to frontline workers.

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