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Local and national priorities

In Cornwall we work closely with partners on the Children and Young People's Plan and on the health agenda, the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

Nationally, the over-arching strategic agenda seeks to ensure that all those providing children's services in education, culture, health, social care and justice work together for the benefit of the child.

On the strategic health agenda, the obesity strategy, Healthy weight, healthy lives is the cross-governmental plan which details the ways that the government will support people to maintain a healthy weight, while Change4Life is described as a society-wide movement that aims to prevent people from becoming overweight by encouraging them to eat more healthily and take more exercise.

Also on the strategic health agenda is the Teenage pregnancy strategy. Much of our work in PSHE and RSE links into this, and many schools doing Healthy Schools Plus work contribute towards reducing teenage pregnancy.

November 2010 saw the publication of The importance of teaching and Healthy lives, healthy people, the government white papers on schools and public health.