§ 38. Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what provision is made for disturbed adolescents; what steps are taken to recruit trained staff to provide the care needed by emotionally disturbed young people; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alison
Provision covers a wide range. It includes adolescent psychiatric units in general hospitals and in mental illness hospitals, out-patient clinics and day hospitals, child guidance clinics, and residential establishments for those in local authority care. Recruitment of staff is a matter for hospital and local authorities.