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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.

Main 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.


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