What is the Quality Network for
The Quality Network for Community CAMHS (QNCC) is a members’
network which works with professionals from health, social
services, education and the voluntary sector to improve the quality
of CAMHS services. We are about to embark on a seventh year of
working with CAMH services throughout the UK.
We are now in the process of
recruiting new members to the network.
All types of community-based
teams are eligible to join, including tier 2/targeted services,
tier 3/specialist services, learning disability services and crisis
and intensive services. Member teams evaluate their performance
against our standards through a process of self and peer review.
Participants are able to benchmark their practice against similar
services across the UK, measure progress against key national
policy and use the information from the review in trust Quality
There are a range of
membership options including discounted packages for three-year
membership or multiple team membership. Teams also have the option
of having an accreditation review, in order for your service to
gain accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in
recognition of good practice.
A joining form, a
sample of our service standards and a brochure which explains the
process and benefits of membership can all be found on this
Alternatively, if you have
any further questions around membership you can contact the
Benefits of membership
- Demonstrate the quality of the
service to young people, parents and carers, commissioners and the
- Demonstrate cost effectiveness to
commissioners, and provide a framework for service level agreements
– vital in the current economic climate
- Demonstrate compliance with standards
and best practice – our standards are mapped against CQC, You’re
Welcome, GIRFEC, Healthcare Standards for Wales and other national
- Identify and address areas for
improvement through our supportive action planning
- Network and share best practice with
CAMHS professionals across the UK
To find out more information about
joining, download our:
Services that have already participated in the
peer review process can now apply to take part in
accreditation. Find out more information.
The Quality Network for Community CAMHS Position Statement can
also be seen here.
If you would like to consider accreditation for your service,
you can find more information here.