Our aim is that every child gets the right help, at the right time, by the right service, to ensure they meet their full potential. We want Black Country people to have the best start in life and we will be developing a separate strategy to give this the focus that it needs. Recognising that over half of our children and young people are within the 20% most deprived communities nationally, our strategy will ensure the needs of all children and young people across our diverse communities are met.

Partnerships are vital for us to achieve our aim as we initially focus on the areas of:

  • Delivery Plans - Smiling children.jpgdeveloping transformative care pathways for asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, and obesity
  • work with partners in education, mental health, safeguarding to ensure that, no matter how complex, our children’s needs are met
  • hear the voices of children as we plan and deliver their care
  • use the Core20Plus5 framework for children to drive improvement and reduce inequalities.

Outcomes to be achieved

  • Increase ability to self-manage Long Term Conditions and increase quality of life years.
  • Co-production and ability to inform, challenge and embed service improvements.
  • Clear service pathways for patients.

  • Developed joint commissioning, improved service efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Increased understanding of the needs of children and young people (CYP) across the system, embedding all age commissioning.
  • Improved health outcomes for our most vulnerable including Children in Care, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, most deprived etc.
  • Development of an integrated specification for CYP, evidencing good partnership working and shared outcomes.

Work Programme

Programme To be delivered

Implement the Children and Young People (CYP) Transformation Programme

An assessment will be undertaken against all elements of the programme and an action plan developed to ensure all standards/deliverables are met, robust care pathways are in place and transition guidelines are robust; asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, and obesity.

2023/24 to 2027/28

Establish CYP Joint Commissioning Plan

Working collaboratively with partners we will develop a joint commissioning plan that meets the needs of CYP and supports them to achieve their full potential, this will include special educational needs and disability (SEND), mental and physical health, safeguarding and CYP with complex needs.

2023/24 to 2027/28

Implement CYP Voices Model

To ensure the voices of CYP are heard during the development, review and delivery of services we will co-produce and embed this model.

2023/24 to 2025/26

Tackling Health Inequalities

Using the national CYP Core20PLUS5 framework we will drive improvement action across CYP services; asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, oral health and mental health. 

2023/24 to 2025/26

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