Did you know?
Our "Did You Know" page features key facts and statistics about mental health, safeguarding and gangs. We have listed a few facts to get you started. If you have information that you would like to share with Practitioners, then please get in touch through the contact page.
In teenagers, eating disorders affect seven girls in every 1000, but only one boy in every 1000.
In a recent survey, only 1 in 12 interviewees felt that young people would be likely to report, or talk about, experiences of sexual violence or exploitation and even where they felt a young person would talk, they thought this would be to a peer rather than a professional.
1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 - 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder - that is around three children in every class.
Around 60% of looked after young people have some level of mental health problem.
- 3 times more vulnerable than most children in the youth justice system.
- 3-4 times more likely to run away from home.
- 3 times more likely to experience violence, neglect at home and sexual abuse.