As children and young people grow up they become increasingly aware of health-related matters. They are expected to take on extra responsibility for their health and wellbeing.

Schools, community services and health and social care services play an important role. They support children, young people and families to lead healthy lives.

There is more support for children and young people in promoting health and wellbeing and in meeting additional health needs. There is also a greater focus on health and wellbeing in our schools and colleges.

Last reviewed: 07/09/2022