Date lodged: 10 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many children and young people with mental health problems have been treated in England in each of the last three years as a result of a lack of forensic CAMHS inpatient facilities in Scotland.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 15 August 2017
National Services Division (NSD) funds placements of children and young people with mental health disorders who require specialist care. The following figures are for patients with a mental health diagnosis including autism and learning disabilities who have been admitted for inpatient care. As these patients are categorised as requiring specialist care, this does not distinguish between forensic and non-forensic:
2014-15 - 4 patients
2015-16 – 3 patients
2016-17 – 2 patients
Information about placements arranged by individual NHS Boards or local authorities is not held centrally.