CAMHS offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. This project remains the ultimate point of reference for evidence in children's and adolescent mental health services and looks at both tiers 1-3 and tier 4 provision of services. The Network’s benchmarking project for CAMHS covers:
- Service models - Service provision, provisions for on-call arrangements, and transition services
- Access - referral sources, acceptance rates, and waiting times
- Activity - levels of contacts, rates of discharges, and DNA rates
- Workforce - skill mix, training, absence and sickness rates, and consultant SPAs and DCCs
- Finance - costs, both pay and non-pay, and CIPs.
This project is for all providers of CAMHS. Subscribing members receive:
- Access to the benchmarking toolkit, allowing you to compare your service nationally across hundreds of metrics
- A bespoke report tailored to your organisation, outlining key messages and metrics
- The opportunity to attend the CAMHS conference to hear from national speakers and member good practice sites
2016/17 benchmarking project
The 2016 CAMHS benchmarking project was the largest ever, with over 100 submissions received from 77 individual participants from across the UK. We are grateful to all organisations for their participation.
As well as a national report, available to all Network members, this is the first year that bespoke reports have been made available for participants. In addition to the bespoke report, participants also received a toolkit including over 2000 metrics for comparison.
2017/18 benchmarking project
Data collection for this year has closed. The outputs for this project will be available via the members' area in December 2017. An event, free to Network members, was held on 16th November 2017. You can read our conference review here.
For queries about this project, please contact Zoe Morris.