To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings his Department held with stakeholders to explore the opt-in requirement for universities to have permission to share information on student mental health with parents or a trusted person since June 2018.
9 October 2018
Work on supporting students in making the transition into university and on exploring disclosure agreements has continued to progress in the period since formal announcement of these policy areas was made in June.
Stakeholders from across the sector have been involved in this work and will continue to be called on to contribute in the specific areas where their expertise can add most value.
We shall also be working with parents and carers, and legal and health experts as well as sector partners in the specific area of developing advice on disclosure and consent, as highlighted in the suicide prevention guidance published on 5 September by Universities UK.