Children and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Transformation and the Role of the VCS

Youth Access and the Young People’s Health Partnership have published a report showing that Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and local authorities are increasingly turning to voluntary sector delivery models to drive CAMHS transformation.

In particular, many local commissioners are enthusiastically embracing the Youth Information, Advice and Counselling Services (YIACS) model, recognising it is a key to the provision of more accessible, integrated, early intervention and prevention services without the clinical and age barriers in statutory CAMHS.

The report, entitled ‘A Foot in the Door’, focuses on eight themes that are of particular relevance to voluntary sector providers.