As children and young people grow up they become increasingly aware of health-related matters and can be expected to take on additional responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Schools, community services and health and social care services play a hugely important role in supporting children, young people and families to lead healthy lives. There is more support for children and young people in promoting health and wellbeing, in meeting additional health needs as well as a greater focus on health and wellbeing in our schools and colleges.

Last reviewed: 30/07/2019