12 October 2015
- From the sectionHealth
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More than a fifth of children referred to mental health services in England have been refused treatment, according to research by the NSPCC.
The charity said that some of those turned away included children whose problems stemmed from abuse.
Nearly 40,000 young people did not meet the criteria for receiving help.
The charity is concerned that the criteria for allowing children access to treatment is too strict in some areas.
The government said it was boosting funding to meet an increasing demand for these services.
The NSPCC said a time bomb of serious mental health conditions was being created and reported cases of abuse were soaring in the UK