NSPCC invites professionals' views on local therapeutic services for abused children

The NSPCC has launched a survey about the current provision of therapeutic services for abused or neglected children - the responses of which it is hoped will inform a new national campaign on this issue early next year.

The charity says it is interested in hearing from professionals working in CAMHS as well as other services in the voluntary and private sector which help children and young people affected by abuse to cope with and overcome the problems arising from it. 

'Children can benefit from a range of interventions to help them address the effects of abuse. The challenges facing CAMHS have been well documented in recent months. Less is known about the national picture of the range of therapeutic support for children who have been abused: these children may not always have a diagnosable mental health issue and may not reach thresholds for local CAMHS support. We want to better understand your experience of the support provision in your local area," says the NSPCC.

The survey takes around five to 10 minutes to complete and is available online here

It closes on 4 December.