Children and Learners Needs Analysis 2013
The Somerset Children and Learners Needs Analysis 2013 (downloadable below) provides a comprehensive overview of the needs of children, young people and families in Somerset. The key findings emerging from this analysis seek to aid effective decision making, prioritisation and service development.
It is envisaged that this document will also serve as a useful tool in preparing bids, service planning and reviewing, medium term financial planning and other evidence-based requests.
The document is structured by the five ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes:
1. Being Healthy
2. Staying Safe
3. Enjoying and Achieving
4. Making a Positive Contribution, and
5. Achieving Economic Wellbeing.
The start of each section includes available information on the views of children, young people, parents and carers. This includes messages to emerge from the former Tellus Survey, along with central themes to emerge from local consultation and engagement events. A summary of key messages, including positive trends and main challenges, concludes each section.
For more on the themes covered in this report, please go to our Children and Young People homepage.