The Liverpool-based Young Person's Advisory Service (YPAS), which offers specialist counselling support, has also seen a rise in teens self harming
Data released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre show there were 1,398 hospital admissions for 10 to 19-year-olds self harming
between September 2011 and August 2012, which rose to 1,443 in 2012-13.
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Children as young as 11 are self harming in a desperate cry for attention.
Dr Optenheim also urged caution when parents are looking for evidence of their children self harming.
She said: "Just because a child says they feel like self harming does not mean they will.
The Welsh help line took 700 of around 4, 292 calls about self harming in the UK in the 12 months to March this year.
The number of children speaking to Child Line counsellors about self harming has grown steadily over the last 10 years with an average rise of 23% a year.