Children and young people
Early years and childhood are a crucial period in life as they a strong potential of shaping future health and wellbeing. Wider determinants such as economic hardship, access to quality education and community services as well as health behaviours shaped during early years and childhood can have a significant impact on life expectancy, premature mortality and onset of long-term and other serious health conditions.
Nearly a quarter of Hackney residents are under the age of 18, according to 2020-based Office for National Statistics estimates. The number is lower in the City of London, at around 17% of population. Some of the communities in both boroughs experience significant deprivation, including income deprivation with around 25% of Hackney and 4% of City of London residents under 16 living in low income families.
Children and young people between the ages of five and 19 years of age spend a large proportion of their time in schools. A wealth of evidence has demonstrated that their is a strong link between children’s health status and their capacity to learn. Creating positive and healthy school environments can therefore have significant benefits in improving health, wellbeing and academic achievement, and reducing inequalities.
Below you can find a number of documents identifying the health and wellbeing of our children and young people. Please note that this list will be updated when new information becomes available.
Hackney and the City of London reports
- Health needs assessment for the population aged 0 to 19 in City of London and Hackney 2022
- The best start in life 2018
- Physical health 2018
- Vulnerable children 2018
- Children Aged 0-5 Needs Assessment 2018
- Children and Young People Aged 5-19 Needs Assessment 2018
- Annual Director’s of Public Health Report 2020/21: Children and COVID-19
Other local strategies and plans
- Hackney Young Black Men Programme 2018-22
- Hackney Child Wellbeing Framework 2021
- Hackney Young Futures Commission 2020
- OHID Child and Maternal Health dashboard for Hackney
- OHID Child and Maternal Health dashboard for the City of London
- OHID, National Child Measurement Programme changes in the prevalence of child obesity between 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021
- The Health and Foundation, Key Data on Young People 2019
- Public Health England, Improving young people’s health and wellbeing: a framework for public health 2015
- PHE. The impact of COVID-19 on London’s children and young people
- PHE. No child left behind. A public health informed approach to improving outcomes for vulnerable children