Child and adolescent mental health services: Learning from case reviews

The NSPCC has published a summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) based on findings from case reviews published since 2015. The summary highlights issues for learning including: listening to young people; understanding how young people use social media and awareness of the influence of websites which promote destructive thinking and behaviour; working with young people who don’t want to engage; and intervening early.

Source: NSPCC

NSPCC publish study – Economic cost of child maltreatment

The NSPCC has published the results of a preliminary study estimating the lifetime economic costs of child maltreatment. The research, conducted by University College London (UCL) on behalf of the NSPCC, was based on economic analysis of existing UK longitudinal datasets and gives a conservative estimate for the financial costs of child maltreatment in terms of: health care; social care; education; the criminal justice system; the impact of lost productivity on the economy. It does not, and cannot, capture the significant intangible costs of abuse, such as emotional suffering.

For more information see; NSPCC – Economic cost of child maltreatment study

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of the study.