This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing depression in children and young people (aged 5 to 18). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. The source guidance on depression in children and young people has been updated however no changes were required to the quality standard.

Next review: August 2018.

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