Child mental health

Spurgeons Children’s Charity has released findings from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to NHS Trusts in England which have either child and adolescent mental health Services (CAMHS), or A&E departments. Data from 32 NHS Trusts showed around 60% of under 18s who are referred to CAMHS by their GP are not receiving treatment. Figures from 59 A&E departments in England show that under 18s admitted to A&E for self-harm has increased by 50% in the period 2010-2016, but outpatient treatment rates are going down.

Source: Spurgeons Children’s Charity  Date: 28 November 2017

Further information: Guardian

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