Information on the SET (Southend, Essex & Thurrock) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Is your child/young person struggling to attend their education setting because of Mental Health difficulties?

Click HERE to access the guidance from the Department for Education on how to support school attendance where there is a pupil experiencing social, emotional or mental health issues.

The examples of effective practice document shows how some schools have supported children to build up their confidence and help them to attend regularly.

This guidance is for:

  • school staff
  • academy trustees
  • governing bodies
  • parents and carers
  • local authorities

Guide to preventing inappropriate admissions to Mental Health Hospitals

This guide has been produced by parents from Parent Carer Forums across the Eastern Region of England.

The guide is written for parent carers of children or young people with SEND who have a mental health condition, but it is specifically written for parent carers of those who also have a learning disability, autism or both.

The information aims to prevent inappropriate admissions which occur because of a lack of understanding of the importance of having local services to meet the needs of the children and young people in local areas, whilst acknowledging that there will always be cases where admission to a mental health inpatient facility is the optimal course of treatment for a mental health need.

The guide sets out background information on what is happening in the NHS at the moment, the NHS Long-Term Plan and what this might mean for your family and, more importantly, the services available within Essex to support your child or young person today.

Dynamic Support Register

Contact for Disabled Children, the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF), along with NHS England, conducted a webinar for Parent Carer Forums on the new guidance for Dynamic Support Registers and Care, Education, and Treatment Reviews. This session explored what the updated policy means for autistic and learning-disabled children, most at risk of hospital admission.

Recording of the presentation click HERE

PowerPoint click HERE