Looked After Children from Out of Area or Out of County - Responsible Commissioning

For the Apricot Centre WELLBEING SERVICE Please find us now on our new website: http://apricotcentrewellbeingservice.co.uk/

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Many looked-after children who are placed
from out of county into Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk are not able to access a CAMHS or comparable mental health service. Responsible commissioners from Local Authorities placing children in these areas are often looking for quality, CQC registered services for assessment or therapeutic support. The Apricot Centre Wellbeing Service was partly setup to meet this need through providing a robust, flexible and quick response to referrals for 'out of area' children placed in East Anglia

The document relevant to responsible commissioning is 'Who Pays? Determining responsibility for payments to providers August 2013' 
  • Initial Assessments - We aim to quickly agree and setup Initial Assessments producing a report advising services or interventions which can benefit the young person those who care for them. Initial assessments currently cost £440
  • Complex Mental Health Assessments - Our Clinical Psychologist can provide tailored high quality mental health assessments.
  • Specialist Therapy Packages - Our Specialist Therapists have a wide range of therapeutic skills and experience relevant to supporting young people and families around; early trauma, loss, attachment difficulties, developmental difficulties. Most of the team have previous CAMHS experience.
  • Making a quick referral for a prompt quotation - Click on the link or you can ring our administrator Mary Flemming on 07756 821123. She will ring you back.