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Why children need help
There can be a wide range of reasons for children needing guidance and support, including difficult home situations and upbringing, having ADHD or being neurodiverse. We also know that the long-term costs to the children, families, communities, and the country, of these kids not getting help can be huge and ongoing.
It often starts with disruptions at school, which leads to truancy and expulsion. With time on their hands these children then spiral into antisocial behaviour, low level crime and drugs, and being chased by government agencies and the police. Without help, unemployment, jail and even suicide are possible end results.