WHAT IS WELLBEING?
While there is no uniform definition of wellbeing, generally, it refers to different dimensions of the quality of life. Well-being is a multifaceted concept since it refers to both, living conditions and subjective feelings and experiences as well as to the present and the future. Different dimensions of well-being of children, included in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, encompass material and emotional quality of children`s lives, but also the development and realisation of their potentials. Promoting children’s wellbeing is not only vitalin order for children to have a good childhood, but also as a firm basis for their future wellbeing as adults (Rees et al. 2012).
A failure to ensure a high level of wellbeing for children carries costs because lower wellbeing is correlated with poor social and economic outcomes and mental health (Layard 2013) that hold states back.