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Thank you. It was the local Child/Adolescent Team who pressured us, but they literally had social services in the waiting room at their office to come in and start taking over IF we hadn't agreed.We remain extremely concerned for her physical and emotional well being in this place.
We know she needs help but we had asked for intensive DAY treatment, which she had started and responded to, but the local CAMHS team would not allow us. This decision of theirs was made in a snap, based on an assessment elsewhere where the assessor read someone else's clinical notes and made huge errors, then dictated the inpatient. It's appalling.
A transfer would have to be justified and approved by the local NHS CAMHS team and the PCT commissioners to fund it. Otherwise, my understanding is that we would be subject to arrest for child endangerment. We are led to believe that if we took her to an A&E, for instance, that they would likely refuse to treat her or admit her. So although we know she needs help we are in a horrible catch-22. The place where she is is disorganised, lots of agency staff, it's dirty, there are too many girls there to the number of rooms and staff, and they park them in front of the TV instead of giving them therapy. It's a nightmare, and she is trapped. Or is she? Please help us with some constructive information. I want to know if we can remove her without being subject to arrest. Thank you.