WHAT IS WELLBEING?
While there is no uniform definition of wellbeing, generally, it refers to different dimensions of the quality of life. Wellbeing 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 wellbeing 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.