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Mental Health Services: Children

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many inpatient mental health beds there are that are suitable for children; and where those beds are situated.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England’s Capacity and Demand Review identified 1,449 children and young people’s mental health inpatient beds (Tier 4) beds at 1 April 2017. The table shows the regions in which these beds are situated.


Pre-review position







Midlands and East


National total


Source: NHS England

By 2020/21, inappropriate placements to inpatient beds for children and young people will be eliminated: including both placements to inappropriate settings and to inappropriate locations far from the family home (out of area treatments).

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