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Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder: Mental Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 98363, tabled on 5 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2021 to Question 57165, what funding has been made available for local areas to commission services for children presenting with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) following the 2019/20 pilot programme.

Answered on

2 March 2022

Funding to improve access for all children and young people with a suspected eating disorder includes those presenting with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. Funding is not allocated for specific eating disorders.

The following table shows funding allocated to clinical commissioning groups to enhance community eating disorder services for children and young people in each year since 2019/20.






£41 million

£52 million

£53 million

£53 million

£54 million

Source: NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan 2019/20 – 2023/24