Skip to main content

beta This is a new site, your feedback will help us to improve it.

FOI release

FOI – 000123: Details of all children mental health services throughout Scotland (HTML)

Published on 21 June 2022

Date received – 24 May 2022 | Date responded – 21 June 2022

Request

Hi, Would it be possible to have the following information please?

Funding details of all children mental health services throughout Scotland.

Staff numbers within the children's mental health services, sickness levels, and how many unfilled positions there are within the children's mental health services.

Can you also send me the criteria for what constitutes exceptional needs and how many registered children with exceptional needs we have in Scotland.

Thank you

Response

I refer to your freedom of information request that we received on 24 May 2022 requesting the following information. I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

Would it be possible to have the following information please.

Funding details of all children mental health services throughout Scotland

Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act an organisation does not require to provide information if it does not hold that information. NHS National Services Scotland does not hold any information relating to funding details of any children mental health services throughout Scotland.

Here at NSS we are responsible for supplying essential services to the rest of the NHS in Scotland including advice and guidance on facilities. For more information on the services we provide please visit our website for more information.

In order to obtain this information we suggest that you contact each of the NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships directly using the email addresses listed below.

  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran: foi@aaaht.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Borders: foi.enquiries@borders.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Dumfries & Galloway: dg.feedback@nhs.net
  • NHS Fife: fife-uhb.foirequestfife@nhs.net
  • NHS Forth Valley: FV-UHB.freedomofinformation@nhs.net
  • NHS Grampian: nhsg.foi@nhs.net
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde: foi@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Highland: High-UHB.FOIRequestsHighland@nhs.net
  • NHS Lanarkshire: foi@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Lothian: foi@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Orkney: ork-hb.FOIRequests@nhs.net
  • NHS Shetland: shet-hb.foi@nhs.net
  • NHS Tayside: informationgovernance.tayside@nhs.net
  • NHS Western Isles: wi-hb.FOI-requests@nhs.net
  • NHS24: foi@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS National Waiting Times Centre: FOI@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk
  • Scottish Ambulance Service: sas.foi@nhs.scot

Staff numbers within the children's mental health services, sickness levels, and how many unfilled positions there are within the children's mental health services.

Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act an organisation does not require to provide information if it does not hold that information. NHS National Services Scotland does not hold any information relating to staff numbers within the children's mental health services, sickness levels, and how many unfilled positions there are within the children's mental health services. Here at NSS we are responsible for supplying essential services to the rest of the NHS in Scotland including advice and guidance on facilities.

For more information on the services we provide please visit our website for more information.

In order to obtain this information we suggest that you contact each of the NHS Boards and Health and Social Care Partnerships directly using the email addresses listed below.

  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran: foi@aaaht.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Borders: foi.enquiries@borders.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Dumfries & Galloway: dg.feedback@nhs.net
  • NHS Fife: fife-uhb.foirequestfife@nhs.net
  • NHS Forth Valley: FV-UHB.freedomofinformation@nhs.net
  • NHS Grampian: nhsg.foi@nhs.net
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde: foi@ggc.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Highland: High-UHB.FOIRequestsHighland@nhs.net
  • NHS Lanarkshire: foi@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Lothian: foi@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS Orkney: ork-hb.FOIRequests@nhs.net
  • NHS Shetland: shet-hb.foi@nhs.net
  • NHS Tayside: informationgovernance.tayside@nhs.net
  • NHS Western Isles: wi-hb.FOI-requests@nhs.net
  • NHS24: foi@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk
  • NHS National Waiting Times Centre: FOI@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk
  • Scottish Ambulance Service: sas.foi@nhs.scot

Workforce stats for CAMHS are reported on the following website. NSS don’t manage or have any input to this site.

Can you also send me the criteria for what constitutes exceptional needs.

The children with Exceptional Healthcare Needs (CEN), National Managed Clinical Network (NMCN)defines a child or young person (up to the age of 19) is as having exceptional healthcare needs if they:

have severe impairment recorded in at least 4 categories together with enteral/ parenteral feeding OR have severe impairment recorded in at least 2 categories and require ventilation/CPAP AND the impairments are sustained and ongoing or expected to last for more than 6 months.

The six impairment categories used for assessing the children and young people are:

  • learning and mental functions
  • communication
  • motor skills
  • self care
  • hearing
  • vision

This is a definition agreed by the network’s stakeholders, for use within the network to define the patient group.

and how many registered children with exceptional needs we have in Scotland.

The most recent report by the Children with Exceptional Healthcare Needs (CEN), National Managed Clinical Network (NMCN) has identified 699 children and young people on their audit system in 2021/22 as having exceptional healthcare needs.

This figure is taken from the network’s clinical audit system (CAS), The CAS is a database used by the network to gather information on children with exceptional healthcare needs across Scotland to support service development and inform improvement. The CAS is updated by NHS Boards and may not be an exact figure of all children with exceptional health care needs.

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of your request.

If you require any further information please contact Associate Director Information Security & Governance, within 40 working days of the date of this correspondence.

Contact

Address

NHS National Services Scotland
Headquarters
Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB

If after a review you are still unhappy, you also have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner, who can be contacted at Kinburn Castle, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS, or via their application form.

National Services Scotland (NSS) is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. You can view all FOI responses within our FOI Publications repository.