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Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th March 2018.

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Photo of Ruth George Ruth George Labour, High Peak 12:00 am, 20th March 2018

Head- teachers in my constituency tell me that they are asked by the child and adolescent mental health services to prove that children have tried to commit suicide before CAMHS is prepared to accept a referral. The Minister has just admitted that less than half of children who are referred are treated, and that under the new plans less than two thirds will get treatment. There is so much rationing going on. Will the Secretary of State please commit to improving the amount of ring-fenced funding now?