Leicester City Council has produced Social Care and Education Participation Approach, a draft strategy which looks at how they can provide young people with unique opportunities to participate in decision making and service development processes.
They would like to hear views on the draft strategy and how it can be improved or amended to further increase participation opportunies for young people.
To take part, please follow the link here.
Nina Jacobs at Children & Young People Now has reported on survey findings of the impact on children & young people access to mental health support during Covid-19. Key findings include:
31% of young people were no longer able to access support despite still needing help from specialist services (a rise of 5% since the start of the lockdown)Many young people felt unable to access help at home due to concerns around privacy and confidentiality or a lack of access to technology80% said that pandemic had made their mental health worse - of which, 41% said it made things "much worse"Nearly 90% said they had felt lonely or isolated71% had been able to stay in touch with friends11% felt that their mental health had improved since the lockdown
Young Minds Statistics
Amy, a member of Council for Disabled Children’s youth advisory group FLARE, has created an incredible resource to support children and young people who have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP). Follow the link here: https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachemnt/CYP.4pp.HI-RES.pdf
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