Children and young people’s health and wellbeing is determined by a variety of factors in 2017.

Children and young people’s health and wellbeing is determined by a variety of factors that can be influenced by us, the CCG, VCOs and individuals.

Around 92,000 children and young people under the age of 25 live in Lambeth. Their health and wellbeing needs are summarised in this joint strategic need asessment (JSNA) which presents 100 indicators in five topical groupings.

Furthermore, the JSNA provides a prioritisation matrix that highlights the most pressing needs. The urgency is determined by a mixture of criteria:

  • benchmarking Lambeth’s position against London’s measures as it has an approximately similar population profile
  • development over time: is the trend of an indicator improving or deteriorating?
  • existing local priority identified through other specific needs analyses and/or partnership concerns. An example of this is CSE, a Safeguarding Board priority.

Any one of the three criteria can be used to decide the location of an indicator in the matrix.

The key priorities from the matrix are:

  • child oral health
  • childhood obesity
  • long-term conditions
  • children in care and care leavers
  • safeguarding
  • sexual health
  • mental health.

Please see the full version of the JSNA - Children and Young People 2016/17. A factsheet summarising the key themes and indicators is also available.

You can read more about the health of children and young people in Lambeth in Lambeth's 2016/17 Annual Report of the Director of Public Health.