Statistics briefings

This series of briefings aims to capture the available statistics on children in institutional settings. We launch the series with a briefing on children in mental health inpatient care – further briefings will be added in the future and they will all be reviewed and updated regularly. If anything is incorrect or missing, please contact us at

Children in hospital (Mental health) – this briefing brings together available data on children in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Tier 4 units (also referred to as inpatient care or psychiatric care).