What is happening to children and young people’s risk behaviours?

Cabinet Office, 18 August 2015

The Horizon Scanning Programme Team led a research project on ‘risk behaviours’ in children and young people in the first year of the programme.

Risk behaviours potentially expose people to harm, or significant risk of harm which will prevent them reaching their potential, or damage their health and wellbeing. The evidence suggests a slow and steady decline in risk behaviours and negative outcomes, such as drinking, drug use, smoking, youth crime, suicide, and teenage pregnancy.

This paper summarises the views of the academics, practitioners, policy officials and young people at this discussion. It is not a statement of government policy.

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