Proposed changes to the service specification for Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: General Children’s Services

Closed 14 Aug 2018

Opened 15 Jun 2018


NHS England has launched a 60 day formal public consultation today, to seek feedback on a new specification for CAMHS Tier 4 children’s services. Children’s services are a service category of Tier 4 CAMHS and provided in specific provider units.  The new specification has been developed by talking to clinicians, Allied Health Professionals, public and patient engagement groups and was informed by a period of stakeholder engagement in 2016.

Why your views matter

Through the formal public consultation, NHS England will be seeking more views on these proposals from patients, carers, members of the public, clinicians and anyone else who may have an interest in CAMHS tier 4 services. Read the full details in the consultation guide. NHS England is keen to receive feedback and answer questions on the new specification. Feedback will help NHS England to further shape and refine proposals for the delivery of safe and effective high quality CAMHS tier 4 children’s services that are easy for Children and Young people to access and meet their needs.  

Please make sure that you do not share any details that could identify yourself or any other individuals in your responses.


A couple of webinars have been setup to provide information about the proposals and will give you the opportunity to ask questions to seek further clarification. Each webinar is free to attend, will last between 60 and 90 minutes (depending on how many questions are asked).

Dates and times



  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Patient groups
  • Service providers
  • Patients


  • Specialised commissioning
  • Commissioning
  • NHS England