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Wellbeing for young people

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Every child and young person has the right to the health care and support that will help them to fulfil their developmental potential and be in the best state of physical and mental health possible.

Such as:

  • having parents/carers take responsibility for meeting their physical, emotional and developmental needs

  • displaying fine and gross motor skills and language and communication skills appropriate for their age and stage of development

  • benefitting from a nutritious diet

  • being within the appropriate weight range for their age and stage of development

  • understanding and displaying the appropriate level of hygiene habits for their age and stage of development

  • being supported through any traumatic situations such as a bereavement

Where a child's or young person’s health is impaired by long-term or permanent disabilities or chronic conditions then they have the right to appropriate treatment, care, education, training and practical support to help them manage their condition, be empowered to make decisions for themselves and participate fully and effectively at home, in school and in the community.