Caz receives her B E M
Caz Steffens (Director) at Black Swan Care Ltd, had a very important date in her diary on Friday 12th October, being summoned to County Hall in Exeter to attend the British Empire Medallists & Queens Awards for Voluntary Service Investiture Ceremony.
Caz was presented with her B E M by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon in a formal ceremony held in County Hall.
Caz is pictured (right) with HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon just after receiving the B E M.
Devon chosen to be in one of the largest trials to improve mental health services for children
Devon County Council is one of only nine local authorities chosen to be part of a trial that aims to improve the mental health of children across the UK
It’s described by the Government as one of the largest trials in the world, and it will work with schools and services including Children and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Up to 370 schools across the country will be involved, but in Devon the trial will focus on support specifically for children who are in the care of the local authority.
Details about the two-year trial have yet to be decided, but in Devon it’s expected to run in conjunction with CAMHS.
The purpose of the trial is to see what types of service are most effective in supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing, gathering evidence about what works best.