Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Monitor for Wales published

The following is a mini news item from Hafal’s Big Lottery-funded Young People’s Information Hub. To access the Hub please click here.

The second Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Monitor for Wales has just been published.

The aim of the Monitor is to report on the wellbeing of children and young people (ages 0-25) using a wide range of information and research including the voices of children and young people themselves.

The Monitor is based on themes taken from the Assembly Government’s seven core aims for children and young people which are as follows:

• have a flying start in life;
• have a comprehensive range of education and learning opportunities;
• enjoy the best possible health and are free from abuse, victimisation and exploitation;
• have access to play, leisure, sporting and cultural activities;
• are listened to, treated with respect, and have their race and cultural identity recognised;
• have a safe home and community which supports physical and emotional wellbeing; and
• are not disadvantaged by poverty.

The monitor includes statistics on a range of issues including mental health and self harm.

Some of the findings presented in the monitor are, in the words of the authors “challenging”, for example, hospital admissions for self-harm amongst young people have risen over recent years.

To download a copy of the monitor please visit: