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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Most of the members of the Child and Adolescent Faculty work in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

Nevertheless, we welcome psychiatrists working in other psychiatric specialities, who have an interest in, or some dealings with the mental health of children, adolescents and families.

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Faculty and Executive

Includes Faculty business, who's who, regional information, details of projects and initiatives.


General information

Factsheets, reading suggestions, links to other resources for young people, parents or carers.



Faculty Training Committee, the curriculum, for trainees, links to training schemes.



CAMHS: network that works with community-based child and adolescent mental health services.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty and Executive Committee   Child and adolescent mental health   Training in child and adolescent psychiatry   Research in child and adolescent psychiatry
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Latest news

Faculty Conference

2017 Child & Adolescent Faculty conference, 13 & 14 September 2017 in Nottingham. 


Further information


16th Annual UK Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, National Trainee Conference

The Role of Child Psychiatrists from Pregnancy to Adolescence

10 November 2017 in Liverpool

Further information


Note: Unfortunately College staff are unable to help with queries about this event.  Please use contact details on flyer.



FR/CAP/GAP/01:  Good mental health services for young people


Values Based CAMHS: What really matters to children & young people


Report of the Values Based CAMHS Commission


Summary document


Position statement: Defining a health-based place of safety (S136) and crises assessment sites for young people under 18


FR CAP 02: Physical health of children and adolescents: what specialist child and adolescent psychiatrists need to know and do


FR CAP 01: Survey of in-patient admissions for children and young people with mental health problems


CR195 When to see a child and adolescent psychiatrist


CR198 Guidance for the use of audio-visual recording in child psychiatric practice


RCPSYCH & Tribunals Judiciary A Guide to Mental Health Tribunals for Young People



Faculty Newsletter:

Summer 2017


The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network

The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network is an international group of child and adolescent psychiatrists who work with paediatric staff. We discuss clinical and non-clinical issues, particularly policy and the promotion of mental health in paediatric practice. We meet in conferences in various UK locations twice a year.  If you are interested in joining, contact the group c/o Stella Galea, committee manager.


The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS) Based within the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI), CAPSS assists clinicians and researchers in ascertaining nationally cases of rare childhood mental health conditions. 



Child in Mind Podcast

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families launches a series of expert podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems. One episode per month will be released, and each episode will be hosted on both the Anna Freud National Centre's iTunes podcast channel (click subscribe to listen) and Soundcloud account.



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