Reasons for 12-15 year olds contacting Childline in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018/19

This statistic shows the main reasons for children aged 12 to 15 years contacting Childline in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018/19.The most common concern identified, at 28 percent, was mental or emotional health, followed by family relationships at 11 percent.

Main reasons for children aged 12 to 15 years contacting Childline in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018/19*, by percentage

Percentage of cases
Mental/emotional health28%
Family relationships11%
Suicidal thoughts and feelings10%
Bullying7%
Self-harm6%
Friendship issues6%
Problems in school/education5%
Sex/relationships/puberty/sexual health5%
Sexual abuse/online sexual abuse4%
Sexual or gender identity3%
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2018/19

Age group

12-15 years

Supplementary notes

* Not all main concerns/reasons for calling are detailed here, only the most common ten. Therefore, percentages do not sum to 100. Percentages represent share of all cases.

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