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EACEA National Policies Platform


7. Health and Well-Being

Last update: 22 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 11/09/2020 - 13:13

There is no single body with sole policy responsibility for the health of children and young people in Northern Ireland. There are specific services, however, such as CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) and the school nursing service which focus on this age group. The Public Health Agency funds 'One Stop Shop Services' across Northern Ireland to provide a youth friendly, holistic health and wellbeing service to 11- to 25-year-olds.

There are strong joint working arrangements involving health services underpinned by the Children’s Services Co-operation Act (Northern Ireland) 2015. For example, there is a dedicated strategy team for children and young people, which ensures coordination and cooperation with health service providers. These arrangements are among the topics of this chapter.