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“We all need to act now and to act together. If we do not, we risk letting down children and young people across the country and underminingtheir potential in adult life.”Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (lead for mental health), Care Quality Commission“The NHS Long Term plan, published in January, revealed that less than a third of children with a mental health problem are accessingtreatment and support.” The Children’s Commissioner 10th April 2019“The NHS Long Term Plan includes the target that an additional 345,000 children and young people will be able to access support in the NHS orat school and that over the coming decade the goal is to ensure that 100% of children and young people who need specialist care can access it”Early Access to Mental Health Support. The Children’s Commissioner 10th April 2019“One in eight (12.8%) of children and young people aged between five and 19, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental disorder according toa major new report which provides England’s best source of data on trends in child mental health.”NHS Digital 22 November 2018“Too many children, young people, their parents, families and carers find that they have to work around the complexities of a fragmentedsystem that does not place them and their needs at its centre. They are not put at the heart of their care.”Care Quality CommissionAnalysis by the Children’s Commissioner released on 22nd November 2018 shows that:• Of more than 338,000 children referred to CAMHS last year, less than a third (31%) received treatment within the year.• Another 37% were not accepted into treatment or discharged after an assessment appointment, and 32% were still on waiting lists at the end ofthe year.• Less than 3% of children in England accessed CAMHS last year, a small fraction of those who need help. This is partly because many children whoseek help are not accepted into treatment, but also because many children do not know they have a problem or do not seek help.The Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Summit will focus on the important issue of transforming mental health services forchildren and young adults ; improving accessibility and recovery outcomes.This conference will enable you to:• Network with colleagues who are working to improve child and adolescent mental health services• Reflect on the lived experience of a young patient leader• Learn from outstanding practice in transforming CAMHS• Update your knowledge on national developments and learning including how we can improve accessibility and waiting times• Improve early intervention and working with schools in a preventative way to improve wellbeing and resilience• Develop your skills in new ways of working with inpatient admissions• Understand how you can improve recovery outcomes• Ensuring adherence to the 2019 NICE Guideline for Depression in Children and Young People: Identification and Management• Identify key strategies improving mental health services for young adults, and ensuring children aren’t lost in the transition to adult services• Learn how CAMHS can improve services for children with ADHD• Self assess and reflect on your own practice