Provision of independent counselling services for children and young people aged between 11 and 18 and pupils in Year 6 of primary school for September 2017 to August 2018.

Key points

  • 11,365 children or young people received counselling services in 2017/18.

  • School-based and other education staff was the most common form of referral, accounting for nearly half of all referrals (47%).

  • Females accounted for 63% or 7,118 of the 11,365 children and young people who received counselling, compared to only 37% of males.

  • 85% of all children and young people who received counselling were between the Year 7 and Year 11 age groups in 2017/18.

  • Family issues were the most common form of issue for children and young people who received counselling.

  • 87% of children and young people did not require onward referral after completion of counselling sessions.

Note

The detailed dataset on StatsWales will be updated to include these new data as soon as possible.

Reports

Counselling for children and young people, September 2017 to August 2018
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