Case studies on CAMHS

Here is a list of all the case studies on commissioning children and adolescent health services (CAMHS):

 

  • Addressing the Needs of a Teenage Girl (Bournemouth) (27 KB)

    A 16-year-old girl living with her older brother and her divorced mother was experiencing suicidal thoughts. She was in a very low mood, had problems with her body image and had been losing weight rapidly. Although she was a high achiever, she did not know what she wanted to do and needed some career advice.

  • Addressing the needs of a teenage girl (Bournemouth) (27 KB)

    A 16-year-old girl living with her older brother and her divorced mother was experiencing suicidal thoughts. She was in a very low mood, had problems with her body image and had been losing weight rapidly. Although she was a high achiever, she did not know what she wanted to do and needed some career advice.

  • Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Services for Children and Young People - Participation Project (139 KB)

    The Participation Project, provided by the national charity Action for Children (AfC), works directly with young people as part of the Borough’s Children’s Participation Network (CPN) to deliver participation for Tameside’s CYPSP. This has ensured that children and young people are involved in the design of services in a way that meets quality standards and best practice guidelines.

  • Governance Arrangements: Commissioning parenting support (507 KB)

    Describes work in Newcastle to ensure all available parenting and family support funding was aligned to and used to deliver activities that demonstrated greatest impact on key priorities in Newcastle's Plan for Children and Young People. Governance arrangements were reviewed to demonstrate their inclusivity for a widened group of stakeholders.

  • Delivering parenting and family support through extended school services (Isle of Wight) (65 KB)

    The Community and Family Learning Service sits within the Children and Young People’s division of the Isle of Wight Council. The service recognised the potential of the Extended School Services core offer in terms of Parenting and Family Support and Community Access and decided to work as part of this initiative by acting as both a providerand broker for extended school services in and around schools.

  • Sub-Regional Placement Commissioning (South West: Devon / Cornwall / Torbay) (221 KB)

    A sub-regional commissioning process is being set up across 3 local areas for children in care placements. The process is based on a tried and tested method developed in Devon that is already saving money and improving outcomes.

  • A model of parental participation to facilitate improvements in disabled children’s services (County Durham) (75 KB)

    County Durham conducted a review of the services already available for disabled children and their families, which revealed that the services for disabled children across the local authority and the primary care trust were failing to meet some of the needs of these children and their families. Following this review, County Durham decided to work with parents to seek their views on how to imrove services for disabled children and their families and align this input with the work of senior strategic and operational managers from the PCT and the LA.

  • Personalised budgets for children with complex needs in Yorkshire’s East Riding (149 KB)

    East Riding personalised budgets for families who had a child with complex needs, giving them control over their own budget and the commissioning of services. The Children’s Trust plays a brokerage role, having an arms-length approach to quality and compliance. This approach gave families cost effective and flexible arrangements in a safe way that has greatly improved their lives.

  • Positive Acticities For Young People National Report (871 KB)

    Final national report into researh findings, the role of government partnership, planning and guidence into positive activities for young people. Investigating youth groups most at risk

  • Integrated Care Pilots: Case studies (147 KB)

    In April 2009, the Department of Health announced 16 integrated care pilots (ICP) across England, aimed at testing different models of integrated working in health and social care. This folder contains four case studies that outline the aims, objectives and project details of four of the pilot sites (Norfolk, Cumbria, Bournmouth and Poole and Wakefield).