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Issue details

0-19 Healthy Child Service

Purpose of Report: To provide the Executive with options for the future provision of a 0-19 Healthy Child Service for children and young people in the City of York.

The report will ask Members to consider options for the future provision/contracts for health visiting, school nursing and the National Child Measurement Programme.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/07/2015

Decision due: 27/08/15 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Children and Young People, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health

Lead director: Corporate Director of Children, Education and Communities, Director of Communities & Neighbourhoods

Department: Directorate of Communities & Neighbourhoods

Contact: Sharon Stoltz, Director of Public Health, City of York Tel: 01904 555962 Email: sharon.stoltz@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

The YorOK Board launched a consultation on a proposed 0-19 Healthy Child Service in May 2015. A key element of the consultation has been to seek the views of a wide range of people about how health visiting and school nursing services are currently provided across the City and how the needs of residents can be met in the future through a new single 0-19 Healthy Child Service delivering both the HCP 0-5 and 5-19 elements. The consultation was co-ordinated by the Children’s Trust Unit and comprised of:
• Stakeholder mapping which was tabled at various forums for scrutiny and feedback
• A development day was hosted by York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for all the health visiting and school nursing staff to share the proposed vision for the new service and provide an opportunity for them to help shape this and discuss the challenges and potential opportunities it presents. This event was attended by representatives from Vale of York CCG, local authority public health and children’s services.
• Face to face discussions took place at a range of forums including internal CYC meetings, the Youth Council, the ‘Show Me I Matter’ Panel involving children in care, the Headteacher’s forum for primary and secondary schools and School Governors.
• Communication via the media to the public and via existing communication channels to Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, Partnership Commissioning Unit, NHS England, Public Health England, Elected Members, staff in the council and partner organisations including newsletters sent out to schools, colleges and community and voluntary organisations. A dedicated email account was set up for people to submit feedback.
• Three short confidential on-line surveys were disseminated using Survey Monkey aimed at young people, parents and practitioners.
City of York Council
Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Primary and Secondary Schools
Community and voluntary groups
Children and young people
Public Health England
NHS England

Making Representations: Contact report author


Agenda items


  • 0-19 Healthy Child Service  


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