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Statistics on serious incident notifications by local authorities

Commenting on statistics showing numbers of serious incident notifications by local authorities Jenny Coles, Chair of the ADCS Families, Communities and Young People Policy Committee, said:

“Few conclusions can be drawn from this data, specifically the reasons why there has been a worrying rise in the number of suicides among children and young people. That said, we know that poor mental health and well being can have a devastating, lifelong impact on children and for so long an increasing number of children and young people have not received the mental health support they need until they have reached crisis point. Sustainable, long-term funding across the totality of children’s services is required to ensure children receive the right support, in the right place and at the earliest opportunity to prevent problems from becoming entrenched and reaching crisis point. Without this we will never be a country that works for all children.”


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