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Mental Health Treatment for Children and Young People (Waiting Times)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 18th December 2019.

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Photo of Maurice Corry Maurice Corry Conservative

I thank the minister for her answer, and I understand what she is saying. Nevertheless, local delivery plan standards state that 90 per cent of young people should start treatment for those services within 18 weeks of referral. However, figures for the most recent quarter show that only 64.5 per cent met that standard. Will the minster explain why that mental health crisis has not improved, despite a commitment to improve early intervention?