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Review of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Call for Submissions


Dear Colleagues,  

The HSE Mental Health Division is undertaking a review of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Standard Operating Procedure (CAMHS SOP), which was published in June 2015 and can be viewed in full here www.hse.ie/CAMHSsop

  • The purpose of the SOP is to ensure that:
  • The delivery of services by CAMHS teams is carried out in a consistent and transparent manner in Ireland.
  • The care and treatment offered reflects the identified clinical needs of the child.
  • The children and young people who access treatment programmes for similar clinical presentations will receive a level of clinical care that is consistent across all CAMHS.
  • Clear direction and information is provided for CAMHS teams and other partner services about CAMHS provision.

Scope of the SOP:

  • This SOP applies to all staff engaged in delivering CAMHS in or on behalf of the HSE in both community and in-patient settings.
  • The SOP is available to partner agencies, stakeholders, service users and their families.

The HSE Mental Health Division has set up a project group to undertake a review of the CAMHS SOP. This group includes clinical staff and management who work in CAMHS and service users and family members. The remit of the project group is to review the SOP and central to this review is to seek written submissions from interested representative bodies, individuals and groups.

We are particularly interested in hearing from you regarding your views on the SOP in practice and any suggestions you may have for improvement.

You can do this by sending a written submission of up to 1000 words to camhssop@hse.ie no later than 5pm on 5th February '18. The submission should include your contact details (name, phone number, postal address and email address). All submissions are subject to Freedom of Information Acts 1997 & 2003.

Please see poster here.....

Yours sincerely

Paul Braham
Senior Operations Manager
HSE Mental Health Division



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