Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 10 March 2022

Public Accounts Committee

Mental Health Services - Financial Statements 2020

9:30 am

Ms Anne O'Connor:

We are not pulling the file of every single child in CAMHS. It is an audit. A figure of 50 files per team is being agreed. We will not review every single child. We have to remember that the issue here was a red flag in a specific area and relating to a specific set of circumstances. We do not have cause for concern across every service and it is important to state that CAMHS continue to provide essential services to children with severe mental illness today, tomorrow and this week. It is important that people continue to have faith in those services. We will be doing an audit to assure ourselves that the prescribing practice is okay. That is something we will be doing across all teams.