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5. Evidence of good practice

Future in Mind – a new vision for CAMHS

A range of national guidance exists relating the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. In response to calls for change, the report of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce sets the strategic vision for delivering improvements to the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. In particular, the new vision advocates for an integrated whole-system approach, with the NHS, public health, voluntary and community, local authority children’s services, education and youth justice sectors working together to create a system built around the needs of children, young people and their families, rather than rigidly defined in terms of the services on offer by an organisation. The future of the current service delivery model in South Gloucestershire is under discussion, and will draw on local service data and the views of patients, families and professionals to ensure that services are patient-centred and accessible. NICE guidance offers recommendations with a focus on key risk factors that can shape a child’s mental health and these are summarised in Appendix D.