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:
- People: staff are well trained and supported to deliver high quality inpatient services through person-centred, multi-disciplinary teams.
- 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.
- Quality assurance: establish robust ways in which we can detect, monitor and assure quality and patient safety in services for children and young people.
- Environment: children and young people should be treated in an environment that is appropriate to their needs.
- 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.
- Multidisciplinary competence framework for staff working in children and young people’s inpatient mental health services – Health Education England.
- Specialist Autism training for all staff working in in-patient mental health, learning disability and autism services for children and young people – Maudsley Learning.
- “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.
- Toolkit and resources on the use of blanket restriction – part of this project has been to usefully define this restrictive practice, and it includes guidance for practice leaders and senior leaders – Restraint Reduction Network.