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S5W-12640: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 10 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many children and young people have been turned away from each mental health inpatient unit in each of the last three years, broken down by reason, and how many were (a) admitted to alternative units, broken down by unit, (b) treated on adult wards and (c) not admitted at all.

Answered by: Maureen Watt 27 November 2017

Information on how many children and young people who have been turned away from each mental health impatient unit in each of the last three years, (including breakdown) is not held centrally.

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland's Young person monitoring report 2016-17 was published on 18 October 2017 http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/publications/statistical-monitoring-reports/

We warmly welcomed the MWC’s report, and its conclusion that the significant and continued reduction in the number of admissions of young people to non-specialist settings “appears to have come about as a result of targeted investment and focussed, co-ordinated service re-design of key elements of CAMH services across the country”.