Date lodged: 10 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to provide secure/locked provision for mental health patients aged 18 and under.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 26 October 2016
Intensive Psychiatric Care Units (IPCU) can offer locked facilities.
Work has previously been carried out on behalf of NHS Directors of Planning and the conclusion was that CAMHS IPCU capacity should be developed at regional level. We expect the NHS Health Board regions to deliver on this.