Mental Health Services: Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th February 2018.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times face-down restraint was used on people under 18 years-old in mental health units since 2010 to date.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

As set out in the Mental Health Services Data Set, the total number of prone physical restrictive interventions for those aged under 18 in 2016/17 was 1,983. This figure is taken from the first publication of annual figures on the use of restrictive interventions in inpatient mental health, learning disabilities and autism services and earlier data is therefore not available. NHS Digital is continuing to review and improve what is currently an experimental statistical collection.

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