Review of services for young people; Healthy Child Programme Review of services for young people; Healthy Child Programme

Share your views on how we keep young people in North Yorkshire happy, healthy and safe.

The focus for the North Yorkshire County Council’s 0-19 Healthy Child Service is the whole population of children and young people in North Yorkshire. It is available to all families, children and young people and aims to ensure that every child gets the good start they need to lay the foundations of a healthy life. 

The Healthy Child Programme provides a framework to support collaborative work and more integrated delivery. 

The Programme (0-19) aims to: 

  • help parents develop and sustain a strong bond with children 
  • support parents in keeping children healthy and safe and reaching their full potential 
  • protect children from serious disease, through screening and immunisation 
  • reduce childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity 
  • identify health and wellbeing issues early, so support and early interventions can be provided in a timely manner 
  • focus on the health needs of children and young people ensuring they are school ready (SEND Code of Practice 0 – 25 years, 2017) 
  • make sure children are prepared for and supported in all child care, early years and education settings and especially are supported to be ‘ready for to learn at two and ready for school by five.

(Source: Public Health England 2018)

Who provides the healthy child services?

External specialists often provide these services. At present they include:

Why are we asking for your help?

The current healthy child contracts will end in March 2020. This gives us the opportunity to review the services currently available for children young people and families, and we want to ask your views on the services you have experienced either as a young person, or a parent, carer, relative or key stakeholder.

This will help us to write new service descriptions to ensure that we are providing the right services to meet the needs of families in North Yorkshire.  

The first part of the process taking place now, and it includes asking you to tell us about your experiences informally. Then, in 2019 there will be a consultation where you can formally tell us your views on our proposals for the services that will be provided under the healthy child programme.  

Following the consultation, your views will be taken into account to inform how services are delivered from 1 April 2020. 

Complete the survey

Stakeholder events:

  • 1 November 2018 at 13:00 - 15:00 County Hall, Northallerton 
  • 12 November 2018 at 9:30 - 11:30 Harrogate Library, Harrogate 
  • 12 November 2018 at 14:00 - 16:00 Friends Meeting Room, Malton 
  • 15 November 2018 at 14:00 - 16:00 The Regen Centre, Ricall  
  • 22 November 2018 at 9:30 - 11:30 The Kings Head Hotel, Richmond 
  • 22 November 2018 at 13:00 - 15:00 The Rendezvous Hotel, Skipton 
  • 29 November 2018 at 9:30 - 11:30 Castle House, Scarborough

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