Third of children referred by schools denied mental health treatment

Nearly a third of children being referred to specialist mental health services by their schools are being denied treatment, an investigation has found.

 The number of children being referred to specialist mental health services by their schools is on the rise.

A Freedom of Information request to NHS Trusts in England by the NSPCC found schools seeking professional help for pupils from NHS child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) made 123,713 referrals since 2014/15.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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