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The CAMHS Competence Framework

The CAMHS competence framework is an online tool to help clinicians with self reflection, supervision, training, research and clinical governance activities.  It draws on research outlined in NICE, SIGN and 'the MATRIX', and is linked to recent Scottish service developments such as the Integrated Care Pathway.

The competence framework was designed by NES in 2011 in partnership with University College London.  This followed a request from a wide range of stakeholders including the Scottish Government.

The competence framework defines the clinical knowledge and skills underpinning various clinical activities. It is aimed primarily at staff working in specialist child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) at tier 2-4 levels. However, specific sections of the framework may be of relevance to the wider children's services workforce working at Tier 1 e.g. Health Visitors; Teachers; School Nurses; Social Workers.