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Rehabilitation: Lincolnshire

Volume 493: debated on Friday 12 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1434W, on rehabilitation: Lincolnshire, how much of the (a) £24.7 million and (b) matched additional funds for drugs and alcohol treatment is being provided for residential treatment for under-18s. (279298)

That information is not held centrally. The £24.7 million pooled treatment budget is allocated to local authorities to enable them to commission treatment services according to the local needs of young people. Additional funds from the Primary Care Trust and the Area Based Grant are also used to fund specialist treatment services where appropriate.

For the vast majority of young people under 18 community-based services are the most appropriate option. There are a total of 35 residential places available across the country that is able to support young people with substance misuse and other complex needs. In addition, local authorities can arrange a package of support that combines specialist drug treatment with specialist children's home, fostering places or other supported accommodation.