Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent on the treatment of mental illness in children and young people in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2016-17.

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

In 2015/16, total clinical commissioning group and specialised commissioning spend on children and young people’s mental health was £835 million, rising to £960.5 million in 2016/17.

We do not hold the full information required for 2014/15 given that collection of programme level spend did not begin until 2015/16.

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