Assessment and Care of Children and Young People with Mental Health Needs who are placed in an Acute General Hospital Ward Policy

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust Policy for the Assessment and Care of Children and Young People with Mental Health needs, who are placed in an Acute General Hospital Ward 

Children and Young People with acute mental health needs may need admission to hospital for assessment and treatment. Acute general hospital wards (typically a paediatric ward) are often the first location for admission.  Clinical staff from Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have a pivotal role in working with the acute general hospital ward multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to assess, plan and co-ordinate care for these children and young people.

Out of Hours for those aged 16 and 17 years the adult crisis team may be involved in the assessment.

To download the policy please follow the link:  CYP with MH in Acute GH Policy v2

To download the associated Equality Impact Assessment associated with this Policy, please follow the link:  CYP with MH in Acute GH Policy v2 EIA