Mental Health Services: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd September 2021.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on (a) the number of children requiring mental health services in England and (b) waiting times for access to child mental health services.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

While recent estimates of the prevalence of probable mental disorders in children and young people have been made, data on how many of these will require use of mental health services is not held centrally.

No data is held on access and waiting times for children and young people’s mental health services as a waiting time standard has not yet been defined.

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