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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Most of the members of the Child and Adolescent Faculty work in the field of child and adolescent mental health.

Nevertheless, we welcome psychiatrists working in other psychiatric specialities, who have an interest in, or some dealings with the mental health of children, adolescents and families.

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Faculty and Executive

Includes Faculty business, who's who, regional information, details of projects and initiatives.


General information

Factsheets, reading suggestions, links to other resources for young people, parents or carers.



Faculty Training Committee, the curriculum, for trainees, links to training schemes.



CAMHS: network that works with community-based child and adolescent mental health services.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty and Executive Committee   Child and adolescent mental health   Training in child and adolescent psychiatry   Research in child and adolescent psychiatry
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Draft position statement: Defining a health based place of safety for young people under age 18 years


FR CAP 02: Physical health of children and adolescents: what specialist child and adolescent psychiatrists need to know and do


FR CAP 01: Survey of in-patient admissions for children and young people with mental health problems


CR195 When to see a child and adolescent psychiatrist


CR198 Guidance for the use of audio-visual recording in child psychiatric practice




Autumn 2015




The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network

The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network is an international group of child and adolescent psychiatrists who work with paediatric staff. We discuss clinical and non-clinical issues, particularly policy and the promotion of mental health in paediatric practice. We meet in conferences in various UK locations twice a year.  If you are interested in joining, contact the group c/o Stella Galea, committee manager.


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. 

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