Building a fairer Newham for our children

Our aim is to make Newham the best place for a child and young person to grow up, be safe and provide the environment and support for them to reach their full potential.

To do this we shape our services informed by our young people’s voice and adopt a proactive approach to youth safety, youth provision and Early Years health, which puts children first and ensures this flows like DNA throughout the council and the borough.

Our success will ensure children and young people are happy, healthy and safe; through strong foundations by building the best start in life, supporting and opening opportunities for them allowing them to thrive and become resilient adults.

The council has made large investments in youth services providing safe spaces, trusted adults and extra support for their health and mental wellbeing, and arranging events and activities to keep our teenagers safe and champion their voice

We have services you need to support the growth and development of your child from conception to up to 25 years.

Click the links below to find out more:

Our Social Justice Approach (PDF)

Watch our Social Justice Approach Video

Activities for young people in Newham – Newham Council

Children’s Health Service 0-19 | Newham Families Advice and Support

Healthy start for your child – Newham Council

Children and families – Newham Council

Looked-after children – Looked after children – Newham Council

Safeguarding children – Newham Council

Year of the Young Person – Newham Council

Youth Empowerment Fund – Newham Council

Brighter Futures Cost Benefit Analysis Report - January 2022 (PDF)

Children and Young People's Summary Plan (PDF)

Young People's Charter (PDF)

Next Gen Newham Journey (PDF)