Buckinghamshire County Council leaders were ‘hugely encouraged’ by a recent meeting to assess Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the county.

These services were recently taken over by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, and are now managed in partnership with the children’s charity Barnardo’s  and the eating disorder charity Beat.

The select committee chairperson Val Letheren said, “I don’t know how many people are aware of how good a service we have here. For instance, the work they do with eating disorders, and their commitment to giving early support and crisis intervention sounds very impressive.”

“They appear to be working well across the spectrum of mental health services, so I do hope that people who need their services will be made aware how to engage with them. We were very pleased to see the way this has created a direct link with both primary and secondary schools. This shows partnership working at its best.”

Find out more about Buckinghamshire CAMHS services here.

Read more about the inquiry here.