At Ardenleigh it is realised that many of the young people who come into the service also have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum which is why comprehensive plans are put into place to develop all healthcare staff’s skills in this area and thus provide the best support.
As the first mental health trust to gain the globally recognised Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) accreditation, this provides quality assurance that staff at Ardenleigh are trained to work with young people who present on the autistic spectrum.
Every member of staff from clinical leaders to administration and support staff have received training in ASC, with the aim of improving every interaction with a young person who has an ASC diagnosis.
QNIC work with mental health services across the UK to assess and improve the quality of care they provide. The Quality Networks use a process of regular peer review and self-review against service standards to promote high quality care.
Ardenleigh are pleased to announce that the service has been accredited by the QNIC.
As you know what has happened to this world, particularly in relation to the UK, as a result of COVID-19, has been completely unprecedented.
Due to the necessary public health interventions, certain rights of citizens have been restricted.
Ardenleigh would like to report that the use of video conference facilities such as Zoom has been helpful for staff to ensure that children’s rights are respected and adhered to. This platform has been used to communicate with family and carers.
In recognition of the work, the company Zoom offered to nominate Ardenleigh CAMHS for the UK Digital Leadership Impact Awards 2021.