period of anxiety and self harming. We were told, over the phone, that the self harming was not serious enough to warrant support and that we should try accessing free support from a local charity for young carers. We then paid for our child to have private therapy for her anxiety. The therapist helped enormously, but recommend that our daughter be assessed for autism as she felt this was the route cause of her anxiety. The GP agreed and referred her to CAMHS for an assessment. This was rejected by CAMHS as her school did not see evidence of autism - against NICE guidelines recommendations on autism assessment. We are now awaiting a private assessment, but CAMHS would not recommend any private services or confirm whether they would offer any support based on the finding of this assessment. The team have been very unhelpful and unsupportive throughout this whole process and I am appalled that they are now claiming that their autism assessment process is much improved in the local press.
2016 assessment took place September 2016 all good. They referred him to tier 3 finally got seen last wk October 2018 after several phone calls. Went back to have a review meeting after waiting for an hr no-one taking any notice I asked how much longer was we to wait, to find out the person we was seeing was off sick and wouldn't be in the rest of the wk, and she'd be hoping to to sort appointments out for mid November.