From ISD yesterday
‘4,664 children and young people started treatment at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Scotland which is an increase from the previous quarter (3,995) and from quarter ending June 2017 (4,092). The WTE [whole time equivalent] of staff in post within CAMHS was 1011.9 WTE, an increase of 54.8% since 2006, when data collection on the CAMHS workforce began. Only 60 posts (52.7 WTE) within CAMHS were vacant.’
The increase in demand, in just one year, was nearly 14%.
The level of vacancies was only 5.9%.