Collaborative Commissioning Networks Interim Report – Full Clinical Pathway Consideration for Children and Young People

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A NHS England nationwide transformation programme is underway to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people, this programme is called the Children and Young People Mental Health Transformation Programme. Within this programme there is a workstream improving the commissioning of services to meet the specific mental health needs of some children and young people who are considered especially at risk, high harm, high vulnerability - this workstream is called the ‘Health and Justice and Specialised Commissioning Children and Young People Mental Health Transformation Workstream’.

The workstream is derived from the Future in Mind Report and subsequent Five Year Forward View. There are three workstream projects:

Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for High Risk Young People with Complex Needs: (Community Forensic CAMHS). The national roll out of Community Forensic CAMHS to meet the needs of the complex cohort of children and young people who often don’t meet diagnostic criteria, including those deemed high concern.

Development of a Framework for Integrated Care (SECURE STAIRS): A system-wide psychologically-informed Framework of Integrated Care to be implemented across the whole of the children and young people secure estate.

Collaborative Commissioning Networks: Enhancing pathways and bridging the gaps that children and young pepole fall through when transitioning between health and justice commissioned services via Collaborative Commissioning Networks.

The Collaborative Commissioning Network project is now in the third year, and the attached Interim Report sets out the work that has been achieved to date, including key themes and emerging promising practice.


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