Children and young people

The foundations of good health and wellbeing are laid at the start of life in pregnancy, childhood, and in the teenage years.  There are around 365,000 0-19 year olds living in Kent.

See also our pages on maternity, children in care, mental health, obesity and oral health.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

A range of data relating to children and young people can be found in the 'starting well' section of our Health and Social Care Maps.

We have also produced the following needs assessments:

Our children and young people's outcome resource pack provides key data analyses and summary briefings on the needs of children and young people in Kent in relation to their health and wellbeing. Our CYP profiles identify key Public Health priorities for children and young people in Kent.  We have also produced baseline data for the Health Child Programme (PDF, 902.3 KB) covering children aged 0 to 4.

We have produced literature reviews for Parenting programmes, support for families with disabled childrenInterventions for the prevention and mitigation of ACEs and access to Special Educational Needs and Disability services for Nepalese families,

We have also produced a teenage conceptions summary (PDF, 729.6 KB), estimates of the prevalence of cerebral palsy and analysis of hospital admissions for self-harm (PDF, 1.2 MB) involving children and young people.

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to children and young people and health. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.
External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce statistics relating to the health of children and young people, both at national and local level.