Useful guidance and resources

The Taskforce is working with a wide range of stakeholders and partners on initiatives that support its goal to make rapid improvements in care. This page provides a summary of the resources that have been produced to date.

Our work is focused on five key areas:

  1. People: staff are well trained and supported to deliver high quality inpatient services through person-centred, multi-disciplinary teams.
  2. Care management: to ensure the delivery of evidence-based, person-centred care, informed by the views of children and young people and their families/carers.
  3. Quality assurance: establish robust ways in which we can detect, monitor and assure quality and patient safety in services for children and young people.
  4. Environment: children and young people should be treated in an environment that is appropriate to their needs.
  5. Restrictive practices: to reduce the use and reliance upon all restrictive practices, ensuring the child’s rights are protected and best practice is always followed.

Resources and guidance


  • Themed review on experience of children and young people care for in mental health, learning disability and autism inpatient settings – National Institute for Health Research.



  • “It’s Not Rocket Science” – Guidance on changes that providers of CAMHS inpatient services can make to improve the sensory environment – National Development Team for Inclusion.

Restrictive practices