An ICP is a tool that allows the comparison of planned care with
care actually given. ICPs allow any
in planned care to be recorded,
analysed and acted upon.
An ICP is much more than a document of care.
It encompasses how care is organised, co-ordinated and governed,
and embodies a system of continuous quality improvement. ICPs
promote information-sharing and collaborative working between
, including children, young people and
their parents/carers and partner agencies. Development of ICPs also
offers new opportunities for sustained quality improvement in CAMH