The tools below will help you produce your comprehensive CAMHS integrated workforce plan. It provides a workforce planning template which guides you through the stages of integrated workforce planning in order to successfully complete your own plan. The data workbook, training modules and audit tools support you to engage partners and gain their input and advice as an integral part in the planning process, collect and analyse data and build capacity and capability to workforce plan amongst provider and commissioner organisations.

Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
Published Date: 02/02/2011

Workforce planning template.doc Workforce planning template.doc
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This model plan demonstrates how the Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool can help you build and successfully complete your own workforce plan.

Publisher: National CAMHS Workforce Programme, National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS)
Published Date: 20/04/2011


An integral part of workforce planning and development is the identification and analysis of what skills and knowledge the workforce has in order to meet the psychological well-being and mental health needs of children and young people.

The Self Assessed Skills Audit Tool (SASAT- CoRE) will significantly support your Partnership in gathering and mapping the skills in the workforce to assist you in your application to be a CYP IAPT site.

The individual, team and service profiles will assist your Partnership in the production of a training needs analysis, mapping presenting clinical need with skill sets, identifying current and potential gaps. The information generated will support you to respond flexibly to the opportunity of the education and training offered in the evidence based therapies and ultimately support service transformation.

These tools are for use in part 3.5 of the template.

SASAT-CoRE individual questionnaire.xls SASAT-CoRE individual questionnaire.xls
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SASAT-CoRE service SASAT-CoRE service
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SASAT-CoRE team profile.xls SASAT-CoRE team profile.xls
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This report provides an update of guidance on workforce, capacity and functions of specialist child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in the UK. It aims to give a ‘rule of thumb’ tool that can be applied to any region in any jurisdiction of the UK.

Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)
Published Date: 25/11/2013

This overview considers challenges and solutions for CAMHS under six key themes, including workforce design and planning, new ways of working and leadership and change management.

Publisher: CSIP
Published Date: 15/06/2006

The Children's Services Mapping team have produced a tool to assist services in collecting 'Presenting problems' information.  The Mapping team will no longer collect this information on a national level.  Locally services may wish to collect new data which can be compared and thematically analysed with previous years' benchmarked data available in the data workbook.  

This data collection tool is for use in part 3 of the template.

Workforce Design and Planning