Northern Ireland school counselling waiting list has almost 800 pupils

According to BBC, almost 800 post-primary school pupils in Northern Ireland are on a waiting list to receive counselling.

The figure was revealed by the Department for Education (DE) in response to an assembly question by the DUP MLA Joanne Bunting.

Almost 800 pupils were on the waiting list on 31 December 2019 but the education minister said many of the young people were expected to have started counselling in January 2020.

In schools with 500 to 999 pupils, five pupils a week could receive a counselling session, while that rose to eight pupils a week in schools with pupils from 1,000 to 1,499 pupils.

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