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Children’s Mental Health briefing

A briefing by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England

This year’s briefing takes a close look at community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provision. For each area in England, I analyse spending on CAMHS, numbers receiving treatment, waiting times and, crucially, the numbers of children not accepted into treatment. The data I have used is not my own – these are NHS figures – but I have used my unique statutory powers as Children’s Commissioner to get access to this data, and I am now sharing it with Parliament and the public. I am indebted to the analyst team at NHS Digital who have conducted much of the analysis which has enabled this briefing.