We know that, on average, children and young people in Nottinghamshire often do as well as those in similar places elsewhere. However, there are large inequalities across the County, and some children and young people face greater disadvantages. National and local data shows that children and young people living in poverty are disadvantaged in many ways.
In Nottinghamshire, the localities where there are higher numbers of families on low incomes are often those localities where children and young people are less healthy, do less well at school and are more likely to need the support of Children’s Social Care. Some other children and young people may face particular disadvantages and so need more support. This includes disabled children and children in local authority care.
Priorities in our Children, Young People and Families Plan are based on evidence from our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and are aimed at reducing inequalities in health and wellbeing across the County.