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The Mental Health of Children and Young People: A Framework for Promotion, Prevention and Care

DescriptionThe Framework has been developed to assist all agencies with planning and delivering integrated approaches to children and young people's mental health.
ISBN0755948327
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 24, 2005

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Contents

Acknowledgements
Ministerial Foreword

1. Introduction
Framework development
Consultation
Who is the Framework for?
How to use the Framework
Achieving change
Workforce issues
Accountability and monitoring

2. Policy Context
Integrated children's services planning
Health for All Children 4 (Hall 4)
Improving support systems for children in need
Integrated Assessment, Planning and Recording Framework
Community Health Partnerships
Learning disability and autistic spectrum disorders
Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
HeadsUpScotland
UK-wide policy developments

3. Basic Principles
SNAP report principles
An integrated and holistic approach
Partnership working
Terminology
When is a young person not a young person?
Transitions
Underlying principles
Inequalities
Accessibility and diversity
Participation and involvement
Evidence-based services
Building on existing structures
Consent
Confidentiality

4. Early Years - Universal
Context
Overarching philosophy and culture
Service elements and activities

5. School Years - Universal
Context
Overarching philosophy and culture
Independent schools
Children outwith school
Service elements and activities

6. Community-Based Activity
Context
Overarching philosophy and culture
Service elements and activities

7. Additional and Specific Supports
Context
Overarching philosophy and culture
Service elements and activities

8. Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Context
Overarching philosophy and culture
A comprehensive range of services
A network of services
Capacity and skill mix
Service elements and activities

Annex 1: Key Partners
Annex 2: Glossary
Annex 3: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Development Group