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This short survey has been created to gather the views of parents and young people on the new service specification for Child and Adolescent Forensic Outreach Services. It should take around 20 minutes to complete (including the time it will take you to read the service specification). If you have any questions or would like some help completing the survey, please email

Who can participate?
Any young person, parent or carer - whether or not you have accessed or tried to access Tier 4 CAMHS services.


What are Child and Adolescent Forensic Outreach Services?

Child and Adolescent Forensic Outreach Services are new services which are being introduced to help make sure that young people who enter or leave secure mental health services are well supported and well-coordinated with the other services supporting the young people in the community.

What's a service specification?
This is a set of requirements and standards for the people responsible for running a service. These key requirements form a contract between NHS England and the providers of a service.

It may be helpful to have the service specification open in another window whilst you complete the survey.

You can click here to open the proposed service specification from NHS England (right click and open in a new window).

Why am I being asked?
To ensure the standards and requirements that make up NHS England service specifications are informed by the children, young people, parents and carers who are impacted by these decisions. It will shape the specification before providers bid to run these services.