Date lodged: 22 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the findings of the audit of child and adolescent mental health services rejected referrals.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 5 October 2017
Scottish Government intends to publish the findings of the audit of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) rejected referrals within 12 months. Preliminary work has now taken place and the audit will commence shortly. This will consist of two parts, quantitative analysis by NHS Information Services Division and qualitative data from parents, carers and young people gathered in partnership with the third sector. The timeframe of the audit will mirror the planned Audit Scotland CAMHS audit to ensure coordination of activity.