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National child and adolescent mental health service mapping exercise 2005.

Barnes, D. and Wistow, R. and Dean, R. and Foster, B. (2006) 'National child and adolescent mental health service mapping exercise 2005.', Technical Report. Durham University, School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham.


This atlas presents the findings of the fourth National Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) mapping exercise. This was carried out between October 2005 and February 2006 in three parts. Firstly, in the service mapping element of the exercise, the inventory of specialist CAMHS provision built up since 2002 and led by mental health provider NHS trusts, was updated to reflect the state of service provision in November 2005. Secondly, financial mapping was completed by PCT commissioners to record their actual CAMHS budget for 2004/5 and their predicted budget for 2005/6. Thirdly, local authority commissioners were asked to complete a parallel finance mapping exercise and, for the first time, to submit data on a number of performance measures for use by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). As in previous years, the 2005 CAMHS mapping data was used for performance measurement purposes by both the Healthcare Commission and the Department of Health. This was the third year of the performance programme of the PSA targets (2003-6) aimed at achieving growth in CAMHS around the country. The mapping data was used to provide evidence of increases in CAMHS, measured in terms of changes in annual investment, staffing levels or caseload. As this report demonstrates, very positive results were found and it is hoped that by increasing awareness of CAMHS provision and investment on an on-going basis through the provision of information, the mapping exercise has made a contribution to this successful growth over the last three years.

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