The Single Point of Access (SPA) has been introduced as part of a local transformation of children and young people’s services. The SPA for children and young people is a central point for referrals for those aged 0-18 years with concerns about mental health, learning disabilities and for Autism.
The aim of the Single Point of Access is to improve access and support for children and young people with mental health needs, learning disabilities and Autism, and ensure that young people can promptly access the most appropriate service that meets their needs. Referrals can be made by phone, post or paper referrals can be sent to the secure inbox.
Anyone can refer into Single point of access including self-referrals and these will be triaged by clinicians and then referred to most appropriate service.
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