Admission to adult mental health wards for under 18's - adaptation for Scotland: guidance

Best practice guidance to aid implementation of s23 of the Mental Health (Care & Treatment)( Scotland) Act 2003 which places a duty on health boards to provide sufficient services and accommodation to meet the needs of young people under 18 when they are admitted to hospital for treatment of a mental disorder.


Royal College of Psychiatrists. AIMS – SC4Y: Safe and Appropriate care for young people on adult mental health wards. 2nd Edition, December 2009.



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