Staff gaps jeopardise youth care target

October 2009
Community Care;10/1/2009, Issue 1789, p9
The article reports that adult in-patient mental health services in Great Britain face significant staffing and training barriers to meet their legal duty to provide age-appropriate treatment for young people by April 2010. The Royal College of Psychiatrists drew a self-audit by 26 adult wards against government-commissioned standards, and found that 70% of the more than 170 standards--and two-thirds of those deemed essential--were met.


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