|Working in the NHS – the state of children’s services report launched|
|13th December, 2017|
|In March 2017, a joint survey was launched by the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) with the aim of capturing information from their members who were currently, or who had in the last five years, provided therapeutic services in UK health services.
The result is Working in the NHS: the state of children’s services, prepared by BACP research fellow Charlie Jackson, which focuses specifically on those who identified their main workplace setting as a children’s service.
The report reveals how over the last five years services have been increasingly starved of resources, and are now facing a staffing and resourcing crisis. It highlights a number of highly concerning factors: