This indicator measures key aspects of service provision that should be in place locally to effectively meet the needs of children and young people with mental health problems.
Reference Id: OSR09/2011
Publication Type: Statistical Release
Local Authority data: LA data
Release Date: 28 April 2011
Coverage status: Final
Publication Status: Published
The psychological health and wellbeing of children and young people is a joint priority for the Department for Education and the Department of Health and this indicator, the effectiveness of CAMHS, forms part of the vital signs indicator set for primary care trusts (VSB12). The indicator measures local authorities’ self-assessment across the country against four questions, covering a range of areas of provision, each with a 1 to 4 rating. This generates a total possible score of 16. The last results for services as at 31 December 2009 were published in April 2010. This publication refers to services as at 31 December 2010.
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