Children’s Needs Assessments

Children Needs Assessments have been published covering “Start for Life”, those aged 0 to 5 years old, and Children and Young Persons aged 5 to 25.

The Early Years Needs Assessment provides data and evidence on children 0 to 5 years old to identify the current position and provide recommendations for the Dudley maternity and early years system so that our children are given the best start in life within a Child Friendly borough.

The Children and Young Person’s Needs Assessment provides a snapshot of 5 to 25-year-old children and young people’s health and wellbeing in Dudley. The data suggests the health and wellbeing of this group in Dudley is mixed with significant inequalities apparent.

Both Needs Assessments are available from the Publications page and directly from the links above.

Update 08/05/2024

An associated Growing Up in Dudley Report is now available which was commissioned by the Dudley Council Public Health and Wellbeing Directorate.  The purpose of this report was to gather lived experience of children, young people, new parents and families on what it is like to live and grow up in Dudley. The report provides a ‘narrow and deep’ qualitative insight, rather than a ‘wide and shallow’ quantitative or representative view of the whole borough.

There is also a Growing Up in Dudley Summary Report which covers the main findings from the full Growing Up in Dudley Report, and a YouTube video telling the story of Growing Up in Dudley.

Both reports are available from the Publications page and directly from the links above.