Targets and strategies

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Here is a brief selection of reports and strategies which are relevant to child wellbeing in Scotland. Please follow the links for the most up to date information.

  • The Scottish Government’s approach to children and young people is based on their Getting it right approach, a programme which is also consistent with supporting children’s rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
  • “Keeping in Mind”, the latest Director of Public Health report from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, focuses on mental health and includes chapters on the early years, and children and young people.
  • In 2009 Glasgow’s Health Commission published “Growing a Healthier Glasgow”, a report which outlined twenty recommendations for improving the health and wellbeing of the population of Glasgow City. One of the key recommendations made was for Glasgow “to be a child-friendly city”. The report outlined that children and young people should be given priority in plans and strategies in the city, be treated as an asset, and have their voices heard.