This chapter presents data on issues affecting the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the London Borough of Hackney and the City of London. The analysis identifies areas of unmet need through examination of health inequalities and by comparing local data with other areas and over time. The chapter also outlines the evidence for what works in meeting children and young people’s health needs, and describes key services and support. Much of the information contained within this chapter has been drawn from the detailed 0-5s needs assessment and 5-19s needs assessment published in 2016 (see Needs Assessment page).

Topic last updated: January 2016

For a summary of the chapter, key findings are summarised in the document below.

CYP Executive_summary (PDF document)


The chapter is structured into 6 main sections listed below.

Introduction (PDF document)

The_best_start_in_life (PDF document)

  • Maternal health
  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Infant health

Physical_health (PDF document)

  • Communicable diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Common long term conditions

Mental_health (PDF document)

Vulnerable_children (PDF document)

  • Children’s social care
  • Specific domains of vulnerability
  • Special educational needs and disability (SEND)
  • Outcomes linked to vulnerability

Use_of_clinical_services (PDF document)

  • Primary care
  • A&E attendances
  • Hospital admissions