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A national set of children and young people's mental health indicators for Scotland commissioned by the Scottish Government was finalised in 2011.

A summary is available of the final children and young people's mental health indicators work including the recommendations, the indicators, their measures and associated data source. The final report also includes the background, objectives, process and achievements of this work. It also includes the rationale and an overview of the evidence-base for the indicators.

Further information on the follow up work can be found on the children and young people's mental health indicators page.

Note that there has been a minor revision to one of the measures for an Education Indicator. The revised measure relates to P3, P7 and S2 pupils and numeracy instead of mathematics.

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