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Mental Health Services: Children

Question for Department of Health

UIN 25146, tabled on 1 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people aged 18 and under were admitted to A&E for (a) deliberate self-harm and (b) psychiatric conditions in England in each of the last five years.

Answered on

8 February 2016

While data on the number of people attending accident and emergency (A&E) departments is not collected centrally, the table does provide a number of A&E attendances for patients aged under 18 with a recorded first diagnosis of psychiatric conditions, those where the recorded patient group is 'intentional self-harm' and those where both criteria appear from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

Criteria

Year

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Diagnosis - Psychiatric Conditions

6,950

8,930

10,853

13,989

14,917

Patient Group - Intentional Self Harm

13,504

13,730

13,859

17,486

17,019

Attendances where both the above codes were recorded

1,098

1,340

1,687

2,205

2,313

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care