Almost a quarter of a million children are waiting for mental health support despite being referred to services in 2022/23, analysis of NHS figures by the Children’s Commissioner for England finds.  New figures sourced from NHS England using the Children’s Commissioner’s legislative powers reveal that in 2022/23, 949,200 children and young people were referred to child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) – equal to 8% of the 11.9 million children in England.  The report found that 32% of children and young people referred to mental health services received support but 28% – close to 270,300 – were still waiting for support from mental health services. A further 39% of those waiting for help had their referral closed before accessing support.