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
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