Services accredited by the Quality
Network for Community CAMHS have undergone an in-depth self review
and peer review process to check levels of compliance against the
network’s Quality Standards.
These reviews are more thorough than the usual quality improvement
reviews in that they require more evidence to validate
self-ratings, use more sources of information and different methods
of data collection.
For a list of services that are currently accredited, click here
Benefits of Accreditation
Accreditation was piloted in six
designated sites in 2009-10, and now all services are eligible to
apply for accredited status. Benefits of accreditation include:
The chance to have the quality of your
service recognised through a national accreditation system
The opportunity to demonstrate the
quality of your service to young people, parents, referrers and
Services who sign up for accreditation
will go through an in-depth self review and peer review process to
check levels of compliance against the network’s Quality Standards.
These reviews require services to provide evidence to validate
Staff, young people, parents, referrers and commissioners will
complete a short online questionnaire in advance of the day to
gauge their opinions and knowledge. On the review day, the review
team use this information to decide whether services meet the QNCC
standards. After the day an accreditation committee will review
your evidence to decide whether you can be accredited.
Signing up for
accreditation: The accreditation process involves a
more detailed review visit. Accreditation lasts for 3 years
and costs £2,495 + VAT. Teams have the option of
undertaking standard reviews or self reviews only in the
intervening years. Discounts may also apply for signing up multiple
teams, please see 'How to Become a
Member', or contact one of the
team for further details.
QNCC, Royal College of
Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB
Tel: 020 3701 2663 Fax: 020 3701
2761 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org