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Outcome Indicators



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Improving the specified short-term and intermediate outcomes will contribute to improved long-term outcomes for CYP and this will in turn contribute to these CYP being better prepared for parenthood themselves in future.



In the shorter term, improved outcomes for children and young people are likely to contribute to the long-term outcome of more positive, healthy, nurturing relationships within families and strengthened parent/CYP and family connectedness.

In the longer term, positive outcomes for CYP could result in improvements in their own future life circumstances. Evidence shows that children’s early life experiences and the social circumstances in which they live strongly influence their outcomes in later life, emphasising the importance of a life course approach to supporting children, young people and families.

For further discussion see sections 7 (Focusing on inequalities) and 8 (external factors) of the full outcomes framework.