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04 Feb 2013

Self-harm: ChildLine reports calls relating to five-year-olds

Charity ChildLine has taken calls about self-harm relating to children as young as five, its manager in Wales says.

While self-harming is most prevalent among older teenage girls, there are fears it also affects younger children.

But new figures commissioned by BBC Wales show a rise in the number of 10 to 14-year-old girls continue to self-harm.

The Welsh government said it was investing millions in mental health and counselling services for young people.

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