Children and young people
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Health and social care organisations in Devon constantly strive to ensure that high quality services are provided for children and young people.
Services range from those that all children and young people come into contact with at some point including health visiting and school nursing, services to support those with mental health issues and services for children and young people with additional or special needs (up to the age of 25).
The contracts to provide services for children and young people in Devon are due to be renewed from 1 April 2019. This provides an opportunity over the coming months to review and improve the system of care and support available to children and young people across Devon.
Over the last few months local health and social care professionals, clinicians, partner organisations and patient representatives have been developing ideas to form proposals for how future services for children and young people might look. The report below, which gives details of lots of engagement work that has been carried out across Devon has already influenced these developments.
Before making any decisions, we want to test our ideas with local children and young people, parents and carers, professionals that work with children/young people and those referring children/young people into services.
To help us to do this we have developed a survey (see below) and are arranging to visit events, meetings and groups across Devon that are run for and by children and young people where we will hear from children and young people (and the people who work to support them) in their own environments.
We have put our ideas into an engagement document. Before you give your views, we would like to encourage you to read this. There are various ways you can give your views. Further information is below. If you are in Plymouth, please view the Plymouth engagement document.
NEW - Version 1 of our Survey Feedback Report is also available below
Read our engagement document
Click here to read our engagement document
Click here to view the EASYREAD version of the Plymouth Engagement document
Click here for an EASYREAD version of our engagement document
Plymouth engagement document
NEW!! View interim survey feedback
Complete our survey
You can do this online or print it out and send it to us at the address below. We have also produced a young-people-friendly version of the survey.
Other ways to give your views
Invite us to your meeting, event or group
Between 13th July and 15th September, we will be going to groups, meetings and events taking place around Devon seeking the views of children and young people, parents, carers, professionals that work with children and those that refer into services to further inform our proposals.
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Contact us to share your experiences
You can comment about any of the services involved in this re-procurement at any time in writing; by phone, text or email using the contact details below:
Phone: 01803 652480
Mobile: 07792 060 090
Write to: NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG
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During the engagement period we will be focusing public discussion on particular areas at different times and we welcome your participation.
31 July – 4 August: Community Nursing
7 – 11 August: Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy
14 – 18 August: Neuro development and assessment, including for autism and ADHD
21 – 25 August: CAMHS
29 August – 1 September: Learning disability nursing