Details of the Request
Under FOI laws I would like to find out the number of persons aged under the age of 18 that have been admitted to A&E wards in your area due to having self-harmed (i.e. the number fitting into the 'Deliberate self-harm patient group).
I would like this information broken down by financial year for the five most recent years you hold (from 2009/10 to 2013/2014).
For each year, I would also like to know the age of the youngest patient admitted due to having self-harmed.
Details of the Response
|Financial Year||Total DSH Attendances <18||Age of Youngest Patient admitted|
Please Note: Although there has been some increase in the number of cases we see each year, we have also got better at recording these and this is likely to be a significant factor in the steep rise observed above.