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Children’s NOS Revision

08 July 2014

Blenheim supports the changes to the Children’s Services suite, making the National Occupation Standards (NOS) applicable to workers specifically in children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) who help children suffering from substance abuse. Blenheim is a charity that provides services for people with drug and alcohol problems, and believes that everyone should be specifically trained in order to be effective. A revision is needed in order to properly train employees in CMHS.

“National Occupational Standards are hugely important for ensuring that people have the right skills and knowledge to undertake their role. Please help us get the Children’s National Occupational standards right in relation to Substance misuse and CAMHS services.” John Jolly, CEO, Blenheim.

Blenheim’s CEO, John Jolly is a chair of the Skills for Health working party reviewing NOS in Children’s Services.

The revised NOS have come about as a result of reviews from NOS for Mental Health Services, and NOS for Drug and Alcohol Services (DANOS) stating that the current healthcare services were more suitable for an adult population rather than children. The revised draft was established in order to be appropriate for workers in CAMHS, and is currently available for consultation.

Visit the online survey in order to contribute, review the draft NOS, and provide feedback.

This draft is now available for consultation until 12pm on 1st September.

Queries or problems accessing the survey can be directed to

Please visit Skills for Health for more information about Skills for Health and NOS.

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