Raising Aspirations in Sunderland Charlie Thompson Young Fathers Worker B2b+ Project Local Picture in Sunderland There are currently 71,534 children and young people 0-19 years living in Sunderland Current teenage pregnancy rate is 51.3 per 1000 female population. Drop of 18.7% since 1998
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Young Fathers Worker B2b+ Project
Teenage pregnancy is often a cause and consequence of social exclusion. The risk of teenage parenthood is greatest for young people who have grown up in poverty and disadvantage, or those with poor educational attainment. Overall teenage parenthood is more common in areas of deprivation and poverty.
Teenage parents tend to have poor ante-natal health, lower birth rate babies and higher infant mortality rates. Their own health and their children’s is worse than average. Teenage parents tend to remain poor and are disproportionately likely to suffer significant relationship breakdown.
To improve support for teenage parents particularly teenage mothers
To reduce the teenage pregnancy rate in Sunderland, particularly around second or subsequent pregnancies
To address parenting and welfare issues
Improve the learning of teenage mothers, fathers and their children
Improve the health of teenage mothers, fathers and their children
Strengthening families and communities, particularly in relation to the involvement of fathers
Improve the social and emotional well being of teenage mothers, fathers and their children
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