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Improving access to child and adolescent mental health services

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    Department of Health, Department for Children, Schools and Families
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    4 August 2009
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This joint DH/DCSF guide states how the 18 weeks referral to treatment standard, (NHS Operating Framework for 2009/10) applies to non-emergency consultant-led CAMHS services and pathways. This guide does not set any new standards or targets. It shows how accessible low-wait CAMHS can be achieved and provides good practice examples.

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