Outcomes for children and young people

In 2004 the government outlined five outcomes for children and young people.

Be healthy

This would mean that all children and young people:

  • are physically healthy
  • are mentally and emotionally healthy
  • are sexually healthy
  • lead a healthy lifestyle
  • choose not to take drugs

Stay safe

This would mean that all children and young people:

  • are safe from malnutrition, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation
  • are safe from accidental injury and death
  • are safe from bullying and discrimination
  • are safe from crime and anti-social behaviour in and out of school
  • have security, stability and are cared for

Enjoy and achieve

This would mean that all children and young people:

  • are ready for school
  • attend and enjoy school
  • achieve national educational standards at primary school
  • achieve national educational standard at secondary school
  • achieve personal and social development and enjoy recreation

Make a positive contribution

This would mean that all children and young people:

  • engage in decision making and support the community and environment
  • engage in law-abiding and positive behaviour in and out of school
  • develop positive relationships and choose not to bully or discriminate
  • develop self confidence and successfully deal with significant changes and challenges
  • develop enterprising behaviour

Achieve economic wellbeing

This would mean that all children and young people:

  • engage in further education, employment or training on leaving school
  • are ready for employment
  • live in decent homes and sustainable communities
  • have access to transport and material goods
  • live in households free from low income
Page last updated: 02 May 2019
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