Inquiry into the Health And Wellbeing of Children And Young People

Closes 7 Dec 2021

Opened 2 Nov 2021

Overview

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 Adolescent Mental Health Services and the importance of early intervention; and
  • Health and wellbeing in schools

The Committee would like to hear from stakeholders on the topic of the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Specifically:

  • 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, linked to below.

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

The call for views closes on Tuesday 7 December.

Interests

  • Health