Children & Young People
Children are generally described as humans between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition of a child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.
Being a child may also describe the relationship with a parent, such as sons and daughters of any age.
Young people are often described as youth. Youth is the time of life when a person is young, but often means the time between childhood and adulthood (maturity). Definitions of the specific age range that constitute youth and young people vary. An individuals actual maturity may not correspond to their chronological age, as immature individuals can exist at all ages.
Communities which are linked by children and/or young people
Within groups of children and young people there are specific communities that can be linked by a number of factors. Below are some of the main communities of interest linked by being children or young people
Other useful links
- Census 2011
- Children & Young People Chapter in Leicestershire's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
- Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (Health & Wellbeing)
- Social Return On Investment (SROI)
- Families with Complex Needs
- Other Communities of Interest (that may be linked to children and young people)