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Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 904476, tabled on 20 March 2018

What steps he is taking to improve the provision of mental health services for children and young people.

Answered on

20 March 2018

We are making an additional £1.4 billion available until 2019/20 in order to transform services and ensure access to specialist mental health services for 70,000 additional children and young people each year by 2020/21.

Our recent Green Paper published jointly with the Department for Education, will revolutionise services in schools, bolster links between schools and commits us to pilot a four week waiting time for National Health Service specialist services.

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