Adoption and Fostering Service
Location: Maudsley Hospital
Mode: CAMHS outpatient
Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, consultant paediatricians, GPs, mental health professionals, educational psychologists, teachers and special educational needs co-ordinators, social services, GP consortia
Key areas: Adoption, anti-social behaviour, anxiety, attachment disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, disruptive behaviour, emotional development, failed placements, fostering, parent training, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexualised behaviour
We provide a specialist service for young people who are fostered or adopted and who are experiencing difficulties. These may relate to their emotional or behavioural development or to more specific placement issues, including failed placements, the degree of contact with siblings or birth family and permanency planning.