A study was made of the perceptions among relevant service providers of the mental health needs of young people considered for secure placement.
Information was obtained in 1996 from 75% of departments of child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, social services children's services, youth justice, probation, secure units and young offender institutions in England and Wales.
The findings confirm that highly disturbed young people, who may be a danger to themselves and others, may present to a wide range of services, and that their mental health needs are neither well recognized, widely understood, nor adequately met.
Availability of appropriate levels and types of expertise and resource is patchy and strictly limited, within secure settings and in local community services across all agencies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Délinquance juvénile, Besoin utilisateur, Service santé, Santé mentale, Psychiatrie médicolégale, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pays de Galles, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Trouble comportement social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Juvenile delinquency, User need, Health service, Mental health, Forensic psychiatry, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Wales, Child, Human, Adolescent, Social behavior disorder
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0531527
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 23/03/1999.