We want to be able to provide services with which we ourselves would happily be treated, and which we would recommend to our family and friends. We can only do this if we listen and act on what YOU, the young people using our services, tell us YOU want from our services.

This means that:

as individuals, parents and carers will be supported to be meaningfully involved in the child/young persons care or treatment and we will take into account their personal needs, abilities and aspirations.

as part of a group or community, parents and carers will be able to get involved in a range of activities so that they can take part in service planning, design and evaluation.

as a whole, parents and carers will be listened to by our staff who will make sure that their views are part of the big decisions and that YOU enable Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to really understand the issues that YOU face.

YOUR views, opinions and ideas are really important to us. It is only by listening to YOU and acting on what YOU say that we can make sure that we are delivering a service that is meeting the child, young persons and your needs.

The Children & Young People's Directorate have developed Participation Guidance and Action Plan to inform the implementation of Participation across CAMHS.

To find out more information about Participation down load the strategy and charter below, Or click on 'Our Say' to view the participation charter on You Tube.

If you would like to share your views please email us at:

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