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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15894: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many people under the age of 18 requiring non-forensic child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) tier 4 support have been treated in (a) adult mental health, (b) other adult and (c) paediatric wards in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 2 May 2018

This data is not centrally held by the Scottish Government.

The Mental Welfare Commission publishes an annual report showing the number of young people under the age of 18 who were admitted to non-specialist mental health beds https://www.mwcscot.org.uk/media/387820/young_person_monitoring_report_2016-17.pdf . This includes where children and young people have been admitted to a non-mental health paediatric ward for mental health reasons, but the report does not cover physical health admissions. In 2016-17 (the latest year for which data is published) the number had decreased compared to previous years.