Engagement began in late April 2018 with children, young people and their parents/ carers and involved schools to find out about their experiences of accessing Children’s Therapy services (0-19 years) and the way they are delivered.
The engagement was predominantly aimed at families with children / young people with complex needs such as special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and those with Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs) as well as involving those without complex needs.
The discussions helped us to understand what would work best for children’s complex needs, what is important to them and when they need therapy services. We wanted to find out:
- What do parent and carers think their children’s needs are?
- What is required to keep them safe and be able to achieve in the school day?
- From a health perspective what do they want from each service?
We spoke to children, young people and their parents/ carers through the therapy services and those attending groups such as the Investing in Children eXtreme group. Links with established groups such as health networks and the Making Changes Together Conference in May 2018.
The period of engagement is now complete. Please see final Summary Engagement Report below.