The issues that affect the health and wellbeing of children in the North East are the same as those that affect the health and wellbeing of us all: inequality, poverty, employment and education opportunities, housing, transport and connectedness to name but a few.
This report builds on themes raised in previous reports, including resilience and prevention. Prevention is an area where the public health and community planning agenda aligns with the health care agenda, through the NHS Grampian clinical strategy.
Promoting wellbeing in children to give them the best start in life is the first step on the road to health and wellbeing in adulthood and old age.
Improving the wellbeing of children is everyone's business. It requires commitment, communication and investment from public, private and third sector organisations across the North East.