Wednesday, 14 May 2014

House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into CAMHS: your evidence

Back in March, we asked for your experiences so that we could compile a report for the House of Commons' Select Committee rinquiry in to CAMHS.

We are now pleased to confirm that the evidence from this inquiry has been published and we are able to release our report.

The evidence in the report relates to the experiences of disabled children using the service. Many families with disabled children have cause to access CAMHS. Disappointingly, our evidence shows that, too often, their experiences are profoundly negative.

The evidence we have gathered demonstrates that, while some parents report positive experiences, overwhelming experiences were negative. The most common problems include: delay; lack of expertise in disability; the quality of the service; funding, management and administration; and CAMHS’ liaison with other agencies and bodies.

We are very grateful to all those who contributed to our report which we were able to share with all contributees for their views before the paper was submitted. We are also grateful to those professionals who contributed.

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