Priority One: A focus on children and families

Priority One - A focus on Children and families
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·         Child poverty levels fell between 2011 and 2012.

·         Recorded levels of child development are above the South West and England averages.

·         Rates of smoking at delivery are falling over time.

·         Teenage conception rates have fallen over time, particularly in more deprived areas.

·         Self-harm admissions in younger people are above the national average.

Examples of success
·         The Early Help Strategy implementation plan is in place and a new service to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people is currently being tendered which will provide a significant improvement in the offer to support early help

·         Weight management training for professionals and voluntary sector groups has been commissioned with a commissioned support programme to address healthy weight in children