November 10, 2017

Children being denied mental health treatment

More than 100,000 children have been rejected for mental health treatment by NHS Trusts after being referred in the last two years. Figures released by NHS Trusts following a Freedom of Information request by the NSPCC showed that 17% of all referrals to Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) were rejected between 2015 and 2017. Of 652,023 cases referred to CAMHS 109,613 children were turned away, equivalent to 150