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When a teenager doesn’t go to their mental health appointment, it should be a serious cause for concern. But too many services aren’t checking why a young person didn’t attend and whether they are OK.

High numbers of missed appointments show that the system isn’t working for many of the vulnerable children and young people who need mental health care.

This report explores missed appointments in CAMHS, policies to help address missed appointments and how services need to change to support children and young people.

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Kadra Abdinasir
Policy and lobbying