Nearly a quarter of girls aged 14 (22%) said they had self-harmed in just a year according to a new report by The Children’s Society

A new report has been published by the Children’s Society  an annual report on children’s well-being produced by The Children’s Society in partnership with the University of York. It is the product of an ongoing research programme which began in 2005 because children’s voices were largely missing from the debate on their well-being. It uses analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study and highlights that self-harm is on the rise particularly in girls. It mainly has recommendations for schools but also mentions looked after children and children with special needs. One of its main messages is that “we must ask children themselves what they think about their lives instead of relying on the observations and assumptions made by the adults in their lives”.

For more information please go to the Children’s Society website  

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