National reporting children and families analysis for the core wellbeing indicators from the children, young people and families outcomes framework from September 2023.
This report presents headline findings, key socio-demographic breakdowns and time series data, where available, based on the set of 21 Core Wellbeing Indicators which forms part of Scotland’s Children, Young People and Families Outcomes Framework. This report establishes an initial baseline, against which progress can be measured in future years, and provides a benchmark national picture of the current status of wellbeing of children, young people and families in Scotland. Children’s Services Plans and annual reports will incorporate these indicators at local level, as data becomes available over time.
The indicators provide a high-level overview of the current status of wellbeing, which is aligned to the holistic definition set out in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and Getting It Right for Every Child, Scotland’s national policy and practice approach. This recognises that children and young people’s individual development takes place in the context of their caregiving environment and family networks, which in turn are influenced by community impacts and societal factors (as expressed in the ‘My World Triangle’).
Together with the views of children and young people, and deep-dive data which considers specific aspects of wellbeing in more detail, the core wellbeing indicators can be used as part of the evidence base informing policy and service developments at both national and local levels.