Slow progress made in addressing safety issues in mental health services for children and young people in Wales

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 12:20pm

Joint follow up review finds practices continue to put children and young people at risk

Children and young people accessing mental health services in Wales continue to be put at risk. This is the conclusion of a joint follow up review by Health Inspectorate Wales and Wales Audit Office published today.

The review focuses on action taken by the Welsh Government and health boards in response to the safety concerns identified in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) report which was published in 2009.

Today's follow up report acknowledges that the Welsh Government and health boards have made some progress in addressing the safety issues highlighted in the 2009 report. The improvements made include revised policies and procedures, strengthened training, and expanded community support services.