Children and young people can face many challenges in today’s society as they navigate their way through school and home life.

The Thriving Child is a series of simultaneous conferences at 5 venues across England, led by the Royal Opera House, which will examine these issues in detail and consider how the arts, creativity and culture can help children and young people to face up to these challenges. We’ll be asking whether the current practice of the education, arts and cultural sectors might need to change to meet the needs and expectations of young people.