Vulnerable children and young peoples report

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Wakefield was established under The Health and Social Care Act 2012 and commenced in April 2013. It provides an opportunity for local people to have a stronger voice to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided. Young Healthwatch in particular gives a voice to children and young people. It is open to those aged 8-18 years, and up to 25 years for those who are vulnerable and those with disabilities. It gives these individuals an opportunity to identify issues and gaps in services and to help shape and develop services. The outcome identified for this element of the work was to improve access to services for the most vulnerable and hard to reach groups. Process In January 2016 a work stream was set up with Healthwatch Wakefield as lead organisation alongside key local voluntary sector groups already working with children and young people. Healthwatch Wakefield heard common themes within all or most of the vulnerable groups, and we are aware that many children and young people will be experiencing more than one issue. Healthwatch Wakefield issued solutions around asset based approach, practical support and information/communication, commission a system of support that is flexible and outcomes based, actively seek out the voices of vulnerable children and young people, and their carers/families and get transitions right.

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General details

Report title 
Vulnerable children and young peoples report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Wakefield
Date of publication 
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Date evidence capture finished 
Friday, 1 July, 2016
Type of report 
Report
Key themes 
Access
Admission
Discharge
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Quality of treatment
Staff levels
Staff training
Support
Healthwatch reference number 
Rep-6265

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
What type of organisation requested the work 
N/A
Primary research method used 
Survey
How was the information collected? 
Survey
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 
N/A

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Not known
Age group 
Not known
Gender 
Not known
Ethnicity 
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
No
Does the information include staff's views? 
Yes
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
N/A
Does the information include other people's views? 
Yes
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Mixed

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
No
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.