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What is a Section 47 certificate?

What is a Section 47 certificate?

Section 47 certificate of incapacity. This section 47 certificate must be completed by a doctor or other authorised healthcare professional in order to provide non-emergency treatment (such as the COVID-19 vaccine) to an adult who lacks capacity to give or refuse consent.

Who can a Section 47 be completed by?

Children’s Social Care Services
The Section 47 Enquiry/Child and Family Assessment must be led by a qualified social worker from Children’s Social Care Services, who will be responsible for its coordination and completion.

How does the NHS help children with mental health problems?

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) Across the UK, CAMHS is a free NHS service for children and young people that aims to help with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and eating disorders. Teachers, social workers, GPs and parents can refer a young person to CAMHS. Services differ from area to area.

Who is the director of mental health in the NHS?

Claire Murdoch, NHS England’s National Mental Health Director, said: The NHS is treating more children and young people for mental health conditions than ever before, and by offering expert mental health training in schools and identifying illness earlier we can help thousands more families to get the help they need to take care of their children.

How does CAMHS help children with mental health problems?

Across the UK, CAMHS is a free NHS service for children and young people that aims to help with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, self-harm and eating disorders. Teachers, social workers, GPs and parents can refer a young person to CAMHS. Services differ from area to area.

How many schools are part of national mental health programme?

Each designated team will support around 20 schools and colleges in their area, helping speed up access to specialist services and building on support already in place from school counsellors, nurses, educational psychologists and the voluntary sector, so that more children and young people get the help and support they need, when they need it.