The Government has presided over a “system failure” in the NHS which has led to rising numbers of mentally ill children ending up in A&E, a leaked document reveals.

More than 1,400 vulnerable kids are now being admitted to hospital as an emergency every month after cuts to local early intervention services.

And only a third of those forced to go to A&E are actually able to be admitted to a bed within the same hospital.

Reported by the Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

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