Despite a nationwide search no hospital can take the 17-year-old girl who has self-harmed over 100 times.
THE UK’S top family judge has warned the state will have “blood on its hands” if a suicidal teenage girl is not found an NHS hospital bed.
Sir James Munby said yesterday he felt “ashamed” no hospital could take the 17-year-old.
She is being held in a secure unit, but must leave on August 14.
Sitting at the High Court family division in Manchester, the judge said the girl had been physically restrained 117 times to stop her killing herself.
In six months in the unit the girl — referred to as X and held under a Detention and Training Order — has also self-harmed 102 times, damaged property and made 45 assaults.
Sir James ordered she be taken into care in June and urged Cumbria County Council to seek a place in an NHS psychiatric hospital. But none was found.
He said: “If this is the best we can do, what right do we have to call ourselves civilised? I feel shame and embarrassment.