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Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Action Plan

We are working with partners in the public and third sector to develop a 10-year Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Action Plan which will cover both physical and mental wellbeing.

The Action Plan and accompanying Framework is expected to be published during 2018, which will be our Year of Young People.

Feedback from stakeholders so far has shown that there is a need for an Action Plan which links across multiple areas which relate to the lives of children and young people. This should be done in a way which puts the child at the centre, takes a developmental rather than age based approach and avoids where possible putting children/young people and their experiences into boxes. To achieve this we will be taking a strong rights based approach which will be threaded throughout the plan. Attachment and trauma informed practice will also be featured with a strong emphasis on the 'how' of improving health and wellbeing. The feedback we have received so far has suggested the following format:

Framework

A framework which lays out the ethos of the Action Plan, shows links with existing policies and provides a direction for the Action Plan over the next ten years. The Framework will also outline plans for continued engagement and evaluation of the Action Plan.

Scotland's Action Plan

An Action Plan which will be owned by relevant stakeholders across Scotland. We will be encouraging input to this plan at a number of levels and different areas.

A website will be available shortly which will provide the following:

  • The latest draft of the Framework/Action Plan and details of how to comment
  • Previous drafts and notifications of significant changes
  • A timeline of engagement and draft versions
  • An area for professionals to share their own Actions and link in with others

If you would like to contact us regarding the Action Plan and Framework then please email cypactionplan@gov.scot.