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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.


Join us

Anyone wishing to join the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty should contact the College Membership Section.


Faculty Executive


Regional Representatives




Overseas working parties


Documents and Newsletters


Projects- MindEd e-portal

The Children and Young People’s MindEd e-portal will provide accessible engaging online training in emotional and behavioural ‘first aid’ and essential therapeutic skills for those involved in the mental wellbeing and care of the 12 million children and young people in the UK, maximising the life chances and opportunities for all.  The Royal College of Psychiatrists is part of the consortium developing the e-portal.


For more information visit MindEd or email the team or call 020 7092 6098




Newsletters 2010 - 2013



Newsletters archive

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


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty News Digest


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Elections to membership of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty Executive

Vacancies will arise in 2015 for the positions of Vice Chair, Financial Officer and Executive Member (9 vacancies).   Notice of Election and Nomination form can be found by following the links below. Nominations should be received at the College by 2 February 2015.



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. 

Young People’s Volunteers to join the Royal College of Psychiatrists Child and Family Public Education Board. Find out more...


CAP News Digest:
December 2014




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