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Mental Health Services: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 48143, tabled on 13 September 2021

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.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

23 September 2021

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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