child and adolescent mental health services

Improving access to child and adolescent mental health services : reducing waiting times policy and practice guide (including guidance on the 18 weeks referral to treatment standard)

Guide outlining how the 18 weeks referral to treatment standard applies to non-emergency consultant-led CAMHS services and pathways in England. It also demonstrates how accessible low-wait CAMHS can be achieved and provides examples of good practice.

"Delivering for mental health"

Document outlining the Scottish Executive's strategy and commitments for improving mental health services in Scotland.

The approach adopted is a functional one which focuses on the key elements of services which need to be in place at each stage of care so that clinicians, service users and carers can be clear about what needs to be delivered.

Child mental health: key to a healthier society

One in ten of school-aged children have a diagnosed mental problem, with only a quarter of them receiving specialist care recommended in NICE guidelines. The document discusses the scale of the problem and the financial consequences. It then looks at the cost-effectiveness of available treatment and the adequacy of services.

Services for children and young people with emotional and mental health needs

Report presenting the findings of a review which was set up to assess whether services were adequately meeting the mental health needs of children and young people in Wales.

In particular, its aim was to discover how comprehensive, accessible and effective services were and whether robust mechanisms were in place for managing service delivery and improvement.

Commissioning counselling services for young people : a guide for commissioners

Guidance document designed to help commissioners of child and adolescent mental health services identify ways in which the local voluntary sector can help them meet the needs of their populations. It also offers advice on the process of working with the voluntary sector in order to achieve an effective working relationship.

Promoting the health of looked after children : a study to inform revision of the 2002 guidance (Research report DCSF-RR125)

Report of a study undertaken to provide an evidence base for assisting the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department of Health's revision of the guidance on improving the health of looked after children.

The mental health of children and young people: a framework for promotion, prevention and care

The framework is intended to be used by local agencies as a planning and audit tool, to identify goals and milestones for continuous improvement in the delivery of services and approaches to support and improve the mental health of children and young people in Scotland.

The mental health and well being of children and young people in residential care : are services meeting the standards? (The Care Commission bulletin)

Bulletin investigating the quality of service provided to children and young people looked after away from home in residential services such as care homes, residential special schools and secure accommodation services with regard to their mental health and well being.