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Counselling for children and young people

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  • Release date: 28 March 2018
  • Period covered: 2016/17
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

  • 11,558 children or young people received counselling services in 2016/17.
  • School-based and other education staff was the most common form of referral, accounting for around half of all referrals (51 per cent).
  • Females accounted for 63 per cent or 7,251 of the 11,558 children and young people who received counselling, compared to only 37 per cent of males.
  • Nearly three quarters of all children and young people who received counselling were between the Year 8 and Year 11 age groups in 2016/17.
  • Family issues were the most common form of issue for children and young people who received counselling.
  • 85 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@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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