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Safe and appropriate care for young people on adult mental health wards

This practical toolkit sets standards for mental health professionals working with young people placed on adult mental health wards. The criteria have been developed in conjunction with young service users, parents, commissioners and practitioners in both Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) and CAMHS, and complement the Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS) standard. The criteria are organised into seven sections: environmental and facilities; staffing and training; assessment, admission, transfers and discharge; care and treatment; education and further education; information, advocacy, consent and confidentiality; and other safeguards.