Glossary Term

Child wellbeing

A dynamic, subjective, and objective state of physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social health in which children:

  • Are safe from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence;
  • Have their basic needs, including survival and development, met;
  • Are connected to and cared for by primary caregivers;
  • Have the opportunity for supportive relationships with relatives, peers, teachers, community members, and society at large; and
  • Have the opportunities and elements required to exercise their agency based on their evolving capacities.