School referrals for mental health treatment

The NSPCC has released figures from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to NHS Trusts in England looking at the number of referrals by schools seeking mental health treatment for pupils between 2014/15 and 2017/18. Figures show that: 123,713 referrals were made by schools during the period; 56% of referrals came from primary schools; and on average 183 referrals were made per school day in 2017/18.

Source: NSPCC: School referrals for mental health treatment rise by over a third Date: 14 May 2018

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