ACP Report: 'Silent Catastrophe'

'Silent Catastrophe' Further evidence of NHS CAMHS failing children and young people with most severe needs
 
Today, the Association of child (ACP), has launched a report, ‘Silent Catastrophe’, which provides new evidence of the inadequacy of NHS mental health services for children and young people (CAMHS) and shows that this is due not only to chronic underfunding but also to the way in which some services are being restructured.
 
Based on a poll of 416 child and adolescent psychotherapists working within the NHS, the report records that specialist services are disappearing and it is becoming increasingly hard to provide effective care and treatment for children and young people, especially those with the most severe and long-standing needs.