Lightning review: access to child and adolescent mental health services

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Office of the Children's Commissioner
Office of the Children's Commissioner
Date of publication
28 May 2016
Mental health services, Health Services
Social welfare
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The Children’s Commissioner has become concerned that not all children and young people are able to access children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

Using her powers to request data from public bodies, all CAMHS trusts were asked about the referrals they receive, and the access they gave children and young people during 2015.

This lightning review is designed to cast light on potential issues facing young people and the mental health services they need. In doing so the Children’s Commissioner hopes to draw attention to possible weaknesses in local systems, and help them to improve service provision.

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