Children and young people

Version 1 of our survey feedback report is now available. Click the link below to view it Click here for an EASYREAD version of our engagement document Click here to read our engagement document giving more information
If you are in Plymouth, please view our Plymouth engagement document below...
Plymouth engagement document Click here to view the EASYREAD version of the Plymouth Engagement document

Or carry on reading for further details...

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.

How feedback has helped to shape services for children and young people across Devon 2011-2017
We have also been regularly meeting with local parent representatives and they have been helping to make sure parent/carer views are heard.  For more information, please see the letter below from one of our Devon Parent Carers' Voice (DPCV) representatives.
Letter from Devon Parent Carers' Voice (DPCV) May 2017

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
NEW!! View interim survey feedback

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

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. 

Click here to DOWNLOAD OR PRINT a copy of the survey Click here to fill in our ONLINE survey Click here to DOWNLOAD OR PRINT copy of the survey designed for YOUNG PEOPLE. NEW - Version 1 Survey Feedback Report - 22 August 2017

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.  

Click here to register that you would like us to come and talk to a group, attend a meeting or event to hear about your experiences of services 

If you need the information on this page in an alternative format (e.g. language or text size) we are able to provide this.  Click here to make a request, telling us your preferred format.

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

                             FREEPOST RTEZ-YHRC-RZKZ

                             Pomona House

                             Oak View Close

                             Torquay

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Email:                 d-ccg.corporateservices@nhs.net

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

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What have people told us

Contact us using the details give on this page.
We are still hearing from people who use or have children who use the services for children and young people. We have already heard from some groups and through some routes and information about what they have told us can be found below.
Getting in touch with NHS children's services survey report Getting in touch with NHS Children's services survey results

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