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Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 35737, tabled on 19 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is sufficient psychological support within non-specialised clinical settings for young people experiencing severe eating disorders unable to access a Tier 4 bed.

Answered on

28 July 2021

We are enhancing capacity in community eating disorder services to improve urgent response and the delivery of intensive home treatment. Community eating disorder teams for children and young people are resourced to support early identification and access to treatment as soon as an eating disorder is suspected. These teams are working with schools, colleges and primary care to support improved awareness and access to expert advice and treatment.