4 March 2019 – Network Launch Event
Child Health and Wellbeing: Building a Structure to Enable Integrated Change – Getting System Engagement Right
At our launch event, 120 representatives from across the Child Health and Wellbeing system got together with the focus being on engaging individuals to join the network and make commitments to develop it further. Burning ambitions from all in attendance were recorded to feed into our work plan.
View the short videos filmed on the day with some of the event speakers and panel members, to find out more about what the Child Health and Wellbeing Network means to them.
1 May 2019 – The Voice of the Child
Joined at Durham Cricket Club by over 130 colleagues, we were lucky to be able to listen to the voice of children, young people and families from across the region in what we can only describe as an inspirational day. We had the great pleasure of hearing the Priory Wood School and Beverley School Open Orchestra perform who delivered the most fantastic of performances to our guests who were truly honoured to have had the pleasure of listening to them.
Our aims on the day were to:-
- Let that voice influence the work and ambitions of the network
- Connect individuals from across the broad system
- Enable individuals to hear different views and build relationships
- Share evidence and innovation and agree change is needed to meaningfully improve our children’s future
- Identify benefits a network could bring to local delivery
- Join with our wonderful colleagues working with children from all sectors and organisations wanting to be part of our journey, and deliver on the commitments they designed to make the network effective
25 June 2019 – Your Voice; Your Network Event
Our third and final engagement event focused on identifying practical opportunities to address agreed priorities; celebrated good practice and highlighted the importance of arts to wellbeing. The day was chaired by young people from the local area, with other young people joining to give perspectives to influences table top discussions and present ongoing initiatives they were part of.
Resources from the day
Students from St Thomas More RC Academy in North Shields give their opinions on the Network’s proposed priorities.
Child Health and Wellbeing Surveys
Children, Young People and Families Survey & Children and Young People’s Focus Groups
Throughout our initial engagement phase, we also delivered a number of focus groups, which saw 150 Children and Young People contribute. This helped us to start to identify what is important for them to be happy and healthy. The results of these focus groups were incorporated into the Reports below, also outlining the findings from the Children, Young People and Families Surveys, which includes the contributions of 466 children and young people between the ages of 13 and 25.
Alongside the Children, Young Peoples and Families Survey, we also undertook a Survey with Professional working with Children, Young People and Families. 557 professionals from across the North East and North Cumbria contributed to this survey; and a wide range of professional groups and sectors were represented from across the four Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs).