Summary of report content
Healthwatch Leicestershire conducted an announced Enter and View visit to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) unit on the 6th and 20th January 2016.
At the time of the visit, the evidence was that the Unit provides a very good standard of care. Young people told Healthwatch that there was a positive relationship between them and the staff. They noted that the school cannot accommodate all the students to be taught together due to limited space. They saw evidence of a well developed programme of activities (therapeutic and social) for young people. Staff told us that Carers’ Assessments are not routinely offered. They observed thorough and detailed staff handover processes.
Healthwatch made the following recommendations: to improve tired decor in the corridors, to consider expanding the space allocated to the school, to consider offering indoor sports activities, to routinely offer Carers' Assessments, to continue to explore the possibility of commissioning a Crisis Team. This report contains a service provider response.