CAMHS Outreach Service for Children and Adolescents (OSCA)

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What is OSCA?

Outreach Service for Children and AdolescentsĀ (OSCA) is part of the integrated CAMH service for children and young people aged 0 to18 years and their families/carers. The function of OSCA is to ensure that the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people are appropriately met at the earliest opportunity with the aim of reducing the likelihood of long term mental health problems. The OSCA team specialise in engagement and working intensively with children and young people, they also provide a crisis out of hours service to those in their care.

The service is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team who are able to deliver a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions.

What does OSCA do?

OSCA offer interventions that are individually tailored to the needs of each child, young person or family. These evidence-based interventions can be carried out on an individual, group or family basis. As a service, we will aim to work in familiar settings that are easily accessible such as schools, Family Centres, youth centres, home settings and GP practices. OSCA will also offer consultation and training to universal services to help support the work they do with young people.

How do I refer?

All non-urgent referrals to the range of CAMH services (including OSCA) require completion of a comprehensive referral form by any professional or GP referral form, both can be found on the Trust website under CAMH services.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
oxfordhealth.bucksCAMHSSPA@nhs.net
Website
Buckinghamshire CAMHS

Where to go

Name
Sue Nicholls Centre, Bierton Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1EG
Address
Buckinghamshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday | 8am to 6pm

Other Details

Age Ranges
From birth to 18 years

Local Offer

Description

The function of OSCA is to ensure that the emotional and mental health needs of children and young people are appropriately met at the earliest opportunity with the aim of reducing the likelihood of long term mental health problems. The OSCA team specialise in engagement and working intensively with children and young people, they also provide a crisis out of hours service to those in their care.

Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
2 to 4
0 to 1
8 to 11
5 to 7
Needs Level
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)
Last Updated
14/07/2020

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