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

About the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty

About us 

The Faculty exists to promote, through the work of its members, the mental wellbeing of young people and their families. By contributing to and using an established knowledge base to inform practice:


  • By promoting the training of medical students, doctors in training, and substantively employed psychiatrists.
  • By acting as a forum for the exchange of experience and research.
  • By promoting the developmental perspective, and the importance of family functioning in mental health within the wider College functions.
  • By influencing public policies in appropriate directions.
  • By promoting mental health awareness through working with the media and offering information directly to the public.
  • By organising regular national conferences and local meetings to promote professional development, clinical education and peer networking opportunities.


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MindEd e-portal

MindEd provides free, completely open access, online education, available on tablets, phones or computers – bite sized chunks of 'e-learning' - to help adults to support wellbeing and identify, understand and support children and young people with mental health issues. In addition MindEd also provides a state of the art evidence based review of e-therapies.


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Should you require a copy of any previous newsletters not currently available on the website, please contact Francis Maunze – the College Archivist.


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Draft position statement: Defining a health based place of safety for young people under age 18 years


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




Autumn 2015




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. 

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