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Mental Health Services: Young People

Health written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon PPS (Jim Knight, Minister of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mental health professionals entered further training for child and adolescent mental health services in each year between 1999 and 2007.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

Information is not collected centrally in the format requested. Between 2002 and 2006 (the first and latest dates for which data are available) the number of whole time equivalent staff working in specialist children and adolescent mental health service teams in England increased from 7,321 to 9,705, an increase of 33 per cent.


A profile of child health, child and adolescent mental health and maternity services in England in 2007.

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