§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she is taking to increase the numbers of trained child psychotherapists in the NHS.
§ Mr. Yeo
The employment and training of child psychotherapists is primarily a mater for health authorities. However, the Department is supporting the Child Psychotheraphy Trust's work to increase the numbers of trained child psychotherapists and to develop a greater understanding of their role. Following a recent meeting with the trust, officials are discussing training arrangements for these staff with regional health authorities.