Mental Health Services: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for the provision of mental health services for children aged zero to two; and what (a) data and (b) information is supplied to that Minister on the provision of those services.

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

I have Ministerial responsibility for the provision of mental health services. A wide range of data and information is regularly provided to support the work in this role, such as the Mental Health Five Year Forward View dashboard which brings together key data from across mental health services to measure the performance of the National Health Service in delivering our plans.

It includes data on the number of admissions in child and adolescent mental health service wards for patients aged 0-17 who are referred for treatment for example. An age breakdown is available for those aged 0-5 from in each Mental Health Services Data Set annual report. This data can only be provided at an aggregate level and not specifically for children aged 0-2.

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