Shocking findings from the latest Children’s Society Annual Report. Since 2010 The Children’s Society has conducted household surveys in Great Britain with parents and children aged 8 to 17. Covers 2,000 households in England and Wales.
They found of those surveyed, girls were twice as likely to self-harm (22% compared to 9 % for boys).
More alarming still, almost 50% of children who were attracted to those of the of the same gender or both genders were self-harming.
The report considers changes in children’s well-being considering socioeconomic status, ethnicity and gender. The report discusses in detail long-term trends over the past decade.