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Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 35739, 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 provision of specialist beds throughout the country for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Tier 4 inpatient units for severe eating disorders.

Answered on

27 July 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced £40 million in 2021/22 to address the impact on children and young people’s mental health and enhance services across the country, including for eating disorders. We are ensuring the appropriate beds are available or that alternatives to admission are in place in England.