||<p>The Mental Health Data Set, published by NHS Digital, sets out the number of referrals
received by National Health Service specialist children’s mental health services and
those that go on to receive treatment.</p><p> </p><p>There are many reasons why a
referral to NHS children’s mental health services might be rejected – some cases are
not appropriate for NHS treatment and there are more appropriate sources of help.
Where possible, patients are referred on to other forms of support.</p><p> </p><p>However,
the Government is also committed to expanding access to specialist services and we
are on track to see an additional 70,000 children and young people each year by 2020/21.</p>