Why this priority?
We want to ensure that services listen to the views and experiences of children, young people, parents and carers. Especially as part of work to improve and develop services, such as mental health and emotional wellbeing services and services for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
We also want to ensure that improvements are being made to Children’s Services in Worcestershire following the Ofsted inspection, in which they were rated Inadequate.
What are we doing?
Asking children, young people and parents and carers about their experiences of accessing Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and other support for mental health – see below
Taking part in meetings and forums that are planning service change and improvement.
We have carried out surveys with children attending engagement event with their parents, to get their views on issues we are looking into, including going to the Doctors, going to the Dentist and emotional wellbeing.
We work with and visit groups across Worcestershire who support parents and carers.
We deliver workshops in colleges across Worcestershire and at the University of Worcester to increase understanding of local services, the importance of giving feedback and to gather their views and feedback about health and care services.
CAMHS Online Survey for Parents and Carers
CAMHS Online Survey for Young People (16 and over)
Please contact us for hard copies of the surveys or to arrange for us to come and speak to people at a group about experiences of accessing support for mental health for children and young people.
Information about Free Interactive Workshops for Schools and Colleges
Focus on Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing – May 2018
Worcestershire County Council Update on Ofsted Improvement Plan – June 2017
Tops and Pants – Feedback from Engagement with Children and Young People – March 2017
Worcestershire County Council Response to Health and Emotional Wellbeing Report
Health and Emotional Wellbeing Information, Advice and Support Report – March 2017
Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Survey Report – February 2016
Parents and Carers of Children Under 5 Survey Report – March 2016
Young People and Parents: Engagement Report – Young Solutions – April 2016
For further information contact Morag Edmondson
01386 565 952