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Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 40875, tabled on 20 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a minimum threshold of illness is in place for GPs needing to refer patients to CAMHS.

Answered on

5 September 2022

There are no national minimum thresholds or criteria for referrals to children and young people’s mental health services. Access to these services is managed by local integrated care systems, based on clinical need and the choices of service users.