54 per cent rise in young people with mental health problems

Politicians and council leaders push government to increase funding for children’s services following a 54% rise in children with mental health problems over four years. There was an increase from 133,600 in 2014-15 to 205,720 in 2017-18, including over 560 case reports every day. The Local Government Association (LGA) have said that children’s centres and family support services are “vital” to prevent the worsening of problems. LGA claims these services have lost 60% of their funding from the local government in the past ten years.

Full article in the Independent, 1 July 2019