Monday, 13 November 2017

NHS mental health services turn away 150 vulnerable children a day

NHS mental health services turn away 150 vulnerable children a day At least 150 children a day are being turned away by overstretched NHS mental health services as services head towards “crisis point”, the NSPCC children’s charity has warned.

More than 100,000 children referred to NHS child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) have had their referrals rejected in the past two years, figures released under the Freedom of Information act show.

It means one sixth of the 650,000 young people, referred for psychological support to prevent their conditions deteriorating, were not seen. The Independent

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