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Scottish Parliament Committee inquiry in to the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Published: November 19, 2021

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Health and wellbeing of children and young people

Background

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland

The inquiry aims to address key issues affecting the health and wellbeing of children and young people including:

  • Child poverty (including the Scottish Government’s current child poverty delivery plan), inequality and adverse childhood experiences
  • Issues affecting care experienced young people;
  • Mental health, access to Child and Adult Mental Health Services and the importance of early intervention; and
  • Health and wellbeing in schools

Share your views

To help the Committee with its inquiry, we would welcome your views on the following:

  • What are the key issues around health and wellbeing for children and young people in Scotland?
  • What are the current challenges with improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people over the next 5 years
  • What offers the best opportunity for improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people over the next 5 years
  • How does addressing poverty lead to improved health and social care outcomes?

How to submit your views

Please submit your views using the online submission form.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.

The call for views closes on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

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