This report published by NHS England provides a comprehensive overview of the current provision of specialised inpatient mental health services for children and young people, known as Tier four services.
CAMHS Tier 4 are specialised services that provide assessment and treatment for children and young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.
In response to the findings, NHS England will:
- Increase general CAMHS specialised beds for young patients – there will be up to 50 new beds around the country with further beds moved according to need;
- Recruit 10 to 20 new case managers working across the country responsible for ensuring that young people receive appropriate levels of care;
- Improve the way people move in and out of specialised care; with consistent criteria for admission and discharge, based on best practice
In addition, a longer-term, strategic review of CAMHS services, will be carried out as part of NHS England’s wider work on specialised services; this will include further work with patients and their families and in partnership with other organisations.