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Accreditation

Services accredited by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS have undergone an in-depth self review and peer review process to assess 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.

 

Accredited Services

Service Name Trust
 Acorn South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust 
Ardenleigh Forensic CAMHS  Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS
Beechcroft Treatment Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Bethlem Adolescent Unit South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Coborn Centre East London NHS Foundation Trust
Dewi Jones Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Galaxy House Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Hope Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Horizon Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Mildred Creak Unit Great Ormond Street Hospital
Mulberry Unit The Priory Group
Orchard Unit - Cheadle The Priory Group
Pebble Lodge Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust
Riverside Adolescent Unit Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Simmons House Whittington Health
St Aubyn Centre North Essex Partnership Trust
The Darwin Centre Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Foundation Trust
The Newberry Centre Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust
The Sett Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Westwood Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

 

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 commissioners

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 self-ratings.

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.

  • Accreditation is awarded by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and lasts for 3 years

  • The accreditation status of all services who apply to be accredited is published on the QNCC website

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 contact one of the team for further details.

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