Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals were made to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in England in each year from 2014-15 to 2018-19.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Information on the number of child and adolescent mental health referrals in England is available in the following table. This information was not collected prior to 2016/17.

Year

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

England

204,022

281,429

396,841

Source: Mental Health Services Dataset - NHS Digital

Notes: A person may be referred more than once during any given year.

Annual figures are not directly comparable as the number of providers submitting data has increased year on year.

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