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Although 'wellbeing' is an everyday term, it has taken on a more precise meaning for children's practitioners with the Children Act 2004. For the first time, the Act (Section 10) places a duty on local authorities and other key agencies to 'cooperate with a view to improving the wellbeing of children'.
Specifically, agencies are required to make arrangements to improve the wellbeing of children relating to the five 'outcomes' first set out in the Green Paper, “Every Child Matters”.
As defined by Section 10 of the Act, these five outcomes are:
• Physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing;
• Protection from harm and neglect;
• Education, training and recreation;
• The contribution made by them [children] to society;
• Social and economic wellbeing.
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