Involving young people in commissioning

Information to help you support children and young people to participate in all aspects of commissioning services.

  • Website Young people’s views on involvement and feedback in healthcare

    This survey, undertaken for the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum, collected young people’s views on how they like to be involved in service development or improvement, and how they feel about giving feedback or complaining about health services they have received.

    Publisher: Association for Young People's Health (AYPH)
    Published Date: 31/10/2014

  • Website 'Walking or talking participation - evidencing the impact of direct participation with children and young people in the development of departmental policies, strategies, lesgislation and services'

    This study, commissioned by the Northern Ireland commissioner for children and young people (NICCY), aims to identify evidence of the impact of direct participation with children and young people in the development of departmental policies, strategies, legislation and services in Northern Ireland.

    Publisher: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
    Published Date: 20/10/2014

  • Website NHS England Youth Forum

    NHS England has launched a Youth Forum. Comprising 20 young people recruited from all over the country and linked in to a Facebook network of hundreds more young people, the forum aims to provide a voice for young people. The Young People will work with NHS England, Public Health England and Department of Health to work in partnership to improve the services for young people.

    Publisher: NHS England
    Published Date: 04/04/2014

  • Website We would like to make a change: children and young people's participation in strategic health decision-making

    This research was carried out by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) Research Centre for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England (OCC), in conjunction with the policy team at NCB. It presents a picture of children and young people’s participation in strategic health decision-making ahead of the implementation of the Government’s reforms to the health service from April 2013.

    Publisher: Office of the Children’s Commissioner
    Published Date: 25/03/2013

  • Website How to involve children and young people in commissioning (2012 update)

    An introduction to commissioning and ways to involve children and young people in the process. Originally published in 2008 and updated in 2012. There is a small charge for the guide.

    Publisher: Participation Works
    Published Date: 20/04/2012

  • Website Puzzled Out

    Puzzledout.com is an online participation tool for commissioners and young people. It helps young people influence how child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are commissioned and provided. Services, commissioners and young people’s participation groups can create online surveys and polls to gather the views of ex, current and potential service users. It will help you implement the service user engagement elements of the mental health strategy and other NHS reforms.

    Publisher: Cernis
    Published Date: 27/01/2011

  • Adobe Acrobat Document Participation: the commissioning experience

    This presentation focuses on the commissioning of a CAMHS Unit in Lancashire called The Junction. The presentation was given at the NCSS conference “No Decision About Me Without Me” on the 28th October 2010.

    Publisher: North West Specialist Commissioning Team
    Published Date: 15/11/2010

  • Website Evaluating the development of young people's participation plans in two Children's Trusts

    This evaluation has been commissioned by The NYA Research Programme, in partnership with the Carnegie Young People Initiative, to examine critical success factors in developing and embedding participation across the Children’s Trusts.

    Publisher: University of the West of England
    Published Date: 07/05/2009

  • Adobe Acrobat Document The Junction: What services should be in place to support youngpeople aged 16 and 17 years with acute mental healthneeds in Lancashire?

    A review of inpatient services by young service users in Lancashire, assessed against national criteria and with recommendations for changes to ensure more appropriate services.

    Publisher: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
    Published Date: 28/03/2009

  • Website Listen up! person-centred approaches to help young people experiencing mental health and emotional problems

    Makes the case for fundamental change in the service model for young people. It calls on commissioners to designate a lead agency and person to co-ordinate the commissioning of services for young people.

    Publisher: Mental Health Foundation
    Published Date: 23/09/2007

  • Website You're Welcome quality criteria: making health services young people friendly

    The You’re Welcome programme has changed. Since 31 March 2011, You’re Welcome and the review process is locally led. However, you can find a downloadable version of the updated Department of Health quality criteria for young-people friendly health services self-review tool (which is referred to as ‘You’re Welcome’) at this link. The content reflects the revisions made to the quality criteria. DH would like to reassure local areas, commissioners and services that the previous Department of Health quality criteria for young people friendly health services, You’re Welcome’ are still relevant.

    Publisher: Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 01/04/2007

  • Website This is what we want: guidelines for young people's mental health services

    Aims to help child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) become more inclusive for young people with learning disabilities. The guidelines, developed by children and young people with learning disabilities, cover issues such as: referral and access to services; information and rights; care and intervention.

    Publisher: Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
    Published Date: 20/02/2007


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