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Counselling for children and young people

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  • Release date: 29 March 2017
  • Period covered: 2015/16
  • Next update: March 2018
Provision of independent counselling services for children and young people aged between 11 and 18 and pupils in Year 6 of primary school.

Key points

  • 11,337 children or young people received counselling services in 2015/16.
  • School-based and other education staff was the most common form of referral, accounting for nearly half of all referrals (49 per cent).
  • Females accounted for 63 per cent or 7,117 of the 11,337 children and young people who received counselling, compared to only 37 per cent of males.
  • The Year 10 age group had the highest number of children and young people who received counselling, accounting for 21 per cent of all children and young people who received counselling.
  • Family issues were the most common form of issue for children and young people who received counselling.
  • 88 per cent of children and young people did not require onward referral after completion of counselling sessions. 

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5060
Email: school.stats@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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