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Single Point

Single Point for Referral and Assessment Service

The SANDS CYMRU was commissioned to establish and manage a single referral and assessment service for children and young people in Swansea.

Single Point of Contact for referral and assessments

  • The single location service offers clear care pathways for potential service users, and for referral agencies: for the first time, people will be certain about where they should go for assessment
  • A specialist in-depth initial assessment will reduce the time taken for comprehensive assessment, thus, for some young people, reducing the waiting time between assessment and treatment
  • The service is able to develop a more consistent methodology and a model of assessment per se for the under 18 substance misuse community in Swansea
  • Rapid access to the service will be arranged for the most vulnerable young people
  • On accessing the service, and following assessment, the most urgent cases would also be fast-tracked for comprehensive assessment and specialist tier 3 treatments if identified.