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Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS): providing services for children and young people with learning disabilities

Barry Nixon (National Workforce Lead CAMHS, Associate Director NIMHE National Workforce Programme)
Sue Hooton (Governance and Clinical Effectiveness, Five Boroughs NHS Partnership Trust, Action for Sick Children Board of Trustees)
Ann Jones (CAMHS/LD Regional Development Worker, North West CSIP)

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

ISSN: 1755-6228

Article publication date: 1 September 2008

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Abstract

Targets set in 2005 by the Department of Health in the form of a public service agreement (PSA, 2003‐2006) standard require the development of comprehensive CAMHS, which provide services for children and young people with learning disabilities (LD). This standard presents particular challenges to the existing national CAMHS workforce.This paper reports on a specific project to undertake a northwest regional audit regarding capacity and capability of staff working in CAMHS to care for children and young people with learning disabilities.

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Nixon, B., Hooton, S. and Jones, A. (2008), "Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS): providing services for children and young people with learning disabilities", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 39-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200800020

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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