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Children and young people
Our aim is to commission excellent services for children and young people (0-18 years) that are accessible to all children including children with additional/special needs. This includes emotional wellbeing and mental health services such as specialist Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
We are also committed to ensuring we help children and young people who are looked after take care of their health, preventing problems where we can and offering support when its need and to help people recover and get back on their feet. We are taking part in a national project led by the Care Leavers Association to help us better understand the health issues experienced by people who have been in care and we will apply what we learning locally, and from other across the country to future services.
SEND Written Statement of Action
The SEND Written Statement of Action sets out the additional focused activity that has been put in place to address a number of issues raised in the inspection around the quality and consistency of SEND services to support children and young people. Ofsted and CQC have confirmed that this approach is fit for purpose and that it holds children and families at its heart.
South Tees CCG, Middlesbrough Council and its partners recognise that children are our future and are the next generation who will ensure the success and prosperity of the town. It is therefore imperative
that we invest in their development and create an environment in which they can grow and prosper. This strategy supports children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities aged 0-25.
This strategy demonstrates through a clear vision how partners across Education, Health and Care will ensure improvements are made in how we deliver provision, support and develop services to meet the needs of children and young people aged 0-25.
Local offer for children with special educational needs and disabilities
All local authorities are required to produce a ‘local offer’ detailing what is available within their area for families, young people and children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Find out more about Middlesbrough Local Authorities’ Local Offer
Find out more about Redcar and Cleveland Local Authorities’ Local Offer
The CCG works closely with partners on local authorities to ensure there are good services for young carers, and that the health of young people caring for others is also good.
We commission maternity services for women and their families in our area. We will be reviewing the national Better Births report to ensure local services meet the recommendations set out in this report. We have a dedicated clinical lead for Maternal and Child Health in Chris Briddon, who is a nurse at Normanby Medical Centre with many years’ experience as a midwife.
These services include care from midwives and clinicians during pregnancy, through birth and to the postnatal period after a baby is born.
Visit the NHS website for more information on pregnancy and baby care.
We also have a useful leaflet on child minor ailments.
Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing – a South Tees Transformation Plan
We’ve produced a document which sets out our local plan to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed. It also makes recommendations to improve how children and young people’s mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided.
We have recently developed a new version of our original plan, as part of our yearly refresh. This includes some updates of what we’ve been doing and what’s changed. We have also produced a summary ‘plan on a page’. Both of these documents are awaiting formal sign-off from the South Tees Health and Wellbeing Board.
Screening tests for you and your baby
Important information about the screening choices you will have during and after your pregnancy. Please see below some Easy Read information leaflets.