Child and adolescent mental health
: the strategic framework and its implementation in Wales

  • Dawn Allen

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    This research comprises three linked projects stemming from the first project which aimed to define “long-term” pupil absence from school and discover the principal reasons for such absence. The second project focussed on the area of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), an issue emerging from the first project. The CAMHS 4-Tier Strategic Framework (or “CAMHS Concept”), including links between CAMHS providers were examined and referral pathways investigated and measured against published criteria. The third project explored the new CAMHS Strategic Framework and considered whether implementation problems were to blame for its lack of transformational impact.
    Date of Award2010
    Original languageEnglish


    • Child mental health services
    • Youth - Mental health services
    • Youth - Mental health
    • Child mental health

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