During the summer and autumn of 2020 an engagement programme was undertaken across Northamptonshire to understand what is important to children, young people and their families about local health and wellbeing services.

The aim of the engagement was to listen to and analyse a range of views and experiences and gather information about what local services do well and what can be improved. The key findings of this engagement programme are set out in a new report, which also makes recommendations for how these findings should guide the shaping of local services for the future. To download the engagement report click here.

Meanwhile, the NHCP Children and Young People Transformation Programme continues to deliver its strategy to align with the development of Northamptonshire’s Integrated Care System. It is vital that the voices of children, young people and their families is at the heart of the development of plans, and the engagement work referenced in the above report has enabled the programme to move towards the identification of priority areas for transformation.

The programme is now working with children and young people across the county to understand how they need services to be delivered. This work will result in the Northamptonshire Children’s Charter, outlining what our children need, desire and will benefit from most from the people that care for them. Further information about the charter will be presented in the coming weeks.