When we consider a referral for a child or young person, we take into account the factors outlined in the sections below. We usually consider our care as being appropriate for them where they are affected by several of these factors.
We consder these factors within the context of the child or young person’s age and their stage of development. If you are making a referral, you should include all the relevant details.
Once we receive your referral, our clinicians will use your information, along with their clinical experience and judgement, to decide if support from our mental health services is needed. If so, the child or young person will then be offered a choice of appointment during which an assessment will be completed.
(Outside of usual development of the individual child/young person and current circumstances)
If the child or young person has been having difficulties for some time and has already received support from one of the following but the problems have not improved: