LGA Lib Dem Group

The LGA is a politically balanced organisation, with each of the political groups allocated places throughout the structure in proportion to the number of people their councillors represent.

October comment from Cllr Howard Sykes, LGA Lib Dem Group Leader

Children self-harming figures are horrifying

Ministers, and us all, need to address the “crisis in children’s mental health” after a Children’s Society report revealed recently that around one in four 14-year-old girls self-harm, a figure I find horrifying - especially as a father of two girls.

The charity’s annual Good Childhood Report, which examines the state of children’s well-being in the UK, found that out of the 11,000 children surveyed one in six reported self-harming at 14.

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