Children and Young People

West Norfolk CCG commissions a range of services to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people. The CCG works with several providers and partners, including Norfolk County Council.

Your guide to childhood illnesses

West Norfolk CCG have produced a guide to childhood illnesses that can be treated at home, by a pharmacist or by your GP. The guide provides information on some of these illnesses, and lets you know when you should seek urgent medical treatment – as well as providing information about local health services.

Click here for the guide

Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)

SEND imageFollowing the Children and Families Act 2014, health organisations have  duties and responsibilities for children and young people aged up to 25 years with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). This includes:

  • Early identification of children and young people with SEND
  • Early support offered to children, young people, their families with SEND and support others involved in their health care needs
  • Develop effective ways to gain views of children, young people families & local communities of their experiences
  • Contribute to the Education, Health and Care needs assessment led by the local authority
  • Work with local authorities to contribute to SEND Local Offer (Leaflet website) ‘one stop shop.
  • Work in partnership with local authorities, children, young people and their families to participate in commissioning services to meet the identified needs and improve outcomes for those with SEND.

Clinical Commissioning Groups have a Designated Clinical Officer to support them and the commissioned health services in meeting their statutory duties and responsibilities. He can be contacted by telephoning 01502 719500 or email gywccg.SEND [at] nhs.net (gywccg.SEND [at] nhs.net)

www.GetYourRights.org is a new interactive website which helps to explain to children and young people their rights when using the NHS.

All local authorities are to publish a local offer that sets out information about provision expected to be available across education, health and social care all in one place ‘one stop shop’, which is regularly reviewed and updated. You can read about Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire’s SEND Local Offer which tells you about the support and services on offer to children and young people with SEND in their area - www.norfolk.gov.uk/send

Other useful links are

• Council for Disabled Children - information and resources available - www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk

• 0 to 25 SEND Code of Practice: A guide for health professionals February 2016

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Norfolk and Suffolk Children's and Young People's mental health services provide specialist help for children, families and young people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. Whatsthedealwith.com provides information and resources for children and young people across Norfolk and Waveney as well as information for parents, carers and professionals that are involved in children and young people’s mental health.

http://www.whatsthedealwith.co.uk/

Local Transformation Plan (LTP)


A requirement of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) is incorporation of a system-wide strategic approach to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people. This is known as the Local Transformation Plan (LTP). Find out more information on the county council's website.

 

Other useful links:

 

Young Minds website

Get involved

Please click here to learn how you can get involved with the work of West Norfolk CCG.

Find out about the Youth Advisory Boards in Norfolk: http://www.momentumnorfolk.org.uk/youth-advisory-boards/